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March 2010 table of contents

NEWS & SHOPPING * News You Can Use: Camps, Pizza, Chair-ity and More!


ONE CHIC MAMA: Spring Forward


Health & Wellness * SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS: Plan Ahead for Spring Break




PEDIATRIC health: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Poisoning


PEDiatric health: Stopping Child Abuse


Around Town * Family fun in indy: Hoop it Up This March and April


Commentary & Parenting * Publisher’s Note: We Need to Unite and Become More Involved


MUSEUM NOTES: Spring Into Adventure at The Children’s Museum


MOMMY MAGIC : No is a Four Letter Word


Ask a teen: Social Networking




A cure for dance fever?

ARTS & ENrichment Guide






Fun & Wacky HOlidays calendar


calendar of events




party & entertainment directory


Ask the Staff:

March is National Music in Our Schools Month.

How were you involved in music when you were in school?


I was in the glee club. I love to sing!

Piano and choir!

WHY overnight camp?

I played the trumpet in jr. high band.

I played flute in jr. high. Badly.

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I was in choir in middle school.

Paints, pencils and pens were my instruments—and still are!



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Publisher’s Note

We Need to Unite and Become Involved Replacing Partisanship with Positivity

FOUNDING PUBLISHER Barbara Wynne Publisher & President of Sales & Business Development Mary Wynne Cox Associate Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Lynette Rowland Art Direction & Design Heather Lipe Business Development and Marketing Coordinator Josie Fine Public Relations and Advertising Coordinator Erin Tulley

The headlines in the papers are disturbing. The person who can best raise money. She urged caring readers dysfunction of both local and national government is to get more involved themselves—I agree with her. suffering from the blame game and the negative attitudes that I believe that “We the People” need to start a positive era. We many of us have. We want to believe there is just one way to need to tell our children that we can fuel changes by taking a f ix our ailing economy role in the solutions. Become and are unwilling to a cheerleader for elected compromise our ideas off icials and if you disagree with the proposed I believe that “We the People” need to with what is happening, solutions of others. suggest an alternate positive start a positive era. We need to tell our It’s t i me to br ing solution. Just Care! statesmanship back where children that we can fuel changes by We all felt a great surge of we all work together to nationalism after 9/11 and get a solution that helps taking a role in the solutions. Become a in Februar y we were all solve problems. We can’t proud of our USA Winter wait for another election cheerleader for elected officials and if you Olympic athletes. We all cycle and just advocate love our country and want throwing the bums out. disagree with what is happening, suggest only the best for our children We need to care about and countryman. We must today and the issues that an alternate positive solution. Just Care! do more than just vote, we need solving. must be part of the equation As an Indy’s Child that f inds solutions and reader, you can do like when your hear God Bless Andrea Neal suggested America, close your eyes and in her Indianapolis Star say AMEN. editorial on February 17th, start caring about the quality of public servants, chose the right person and not necessarily the

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Summer Camp Fair Returns for 21st Year One of the nation’s largest one-stop summer planning events is back with dozens of camps and programs for kids 3-18+, entertainment, informative presentations, prizes, mascots, demonstrations, hands-on summer safety instruction and much more. The Indiana State Museum will be hosting this one day event giving parents the opportunity to gather important information on summer camps and programs as well as provide a fun cure for cabin fever for the whole family. Examples of participating camps and programs include: Day and residential camps, acting camps, special needs camps, science camps, wilderness and foreign travel camps, arts and crafts programs, gymnastics camps and sports camps, among many others. Camps are for all ages and abilities. Financial aid is available for many camps and some are free for those who qualify.

This event is free to the public from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. In addition, free parking passes will be available at the door for the White River State Park Garage. Families are encouraged to stop by to meet with representatives, get free goodies and even register to win dozens of prizes. Also, representatives from the American Camp Association will be on hand to help answer any questions parents might have. If you missed the event, don’t forget to check out our Virtual Camp Fair at anytime between now and July. The 21st Annual Summer Camp Fair is sponsored by: Radio Disney, The American Camp Association, Indiana, Jump For Joy, Indiana State Museum and it is presented by Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine.

New Attraction Beams Into Town – Indy’s Incredible Pizza Company. America’s Incredible Pizza Company announced today the addition of a brand new game attraction in Indianapolis. The new addition is Lazer Frenzy, an exciting arcade-style attraction that has captivated the family entertainment world with its high-tech interactive game play and its use of lasers, mirrors, sound effects, feature-rich software and uniquely themed environments. Inside Lazer Frenzy, Indy’s Incredible Pizza guests will attempt to navigate a maze of lasers in the shortest time, while at the same time being surrounded by thrilling music, haze and fun sound effects. In addition, friends and family can watch their every move on the big screen monitor mounted in front of the attraction. Chris Brewer, Vice President of Marketing

for America’s Incredible Pizza Company said, “I’ve played Lazer Frenzy and it is one of the coolest games we’ve put in our fun centers. It’s challenging, fun and can make you think you’re Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible!” Aimee Somers, Vice President of Birthday Party Sales said, “In only a few short months, Incredible Pizza has become a favorite place to host birthday parties. Parents tell us they love our private party rooms and the food and fun we offer all under one roof. Lazer Frenzy is sure to be a favorite with our birthday party guests.” More information including part y packages may be found online at: www.

A Chair-ity Affair Brings Arts and Community Together The Care for Kids Foundation invites you to attend the second annual Chair-ity Affair on March 19, 2010 from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Mavris Arts and Event Center at 121 South East Street Indianapolis. This special evening brings together the arts, businesses and community for a live and silent auction that’s all about chairs! The Chair-ity Affair features two 8 INDY’S CHILD * MARCH 2010

types of chairs—artist chairs and celebrity chairs. Artist chairs are unique designs by local and national artists and celebrity chairs are personal chairs or autographed chairs donated by national celebrities and professional athletes. Tickets are $50 and will feature a strolling dinner, live entertainment and an auction of unique works of chair art. For more information, call Rene Chamberlain at 317257-5437 for tickets and information.


Whether you are looking for camp for your kindergartener or preschooler, tween or teen, Camp JCC has a variety of options available. The Eric Gordon All Stars Basketball Camp ( June 2-4), exclusively at the JCC Indianapolis, is the only place where a kid who loves basketball can spend three days shooting hoops and honing his game with LA Clippers star Eric Gordon. Eric, a long-time JCC member and familiar figure on the JCC’s courts, will lead children ages 6-15 in drills, scrimmages, ball-handling and more. Children from all over the community, regardless of ability or experience, are welcome to join Eric. For one hour each day, Christopher Thomas, co-founder and director of 100% Hoops, the basketball training program Eric uses, will run drills. Each player will receive a written evaluation and photo with Eric. You’ll also find traditional day camps, Counselor-inTraining Program, Arts Camp, Equestrian Camp, Tennis Camp, Soccer Camp, Baseball Camp, Soccer Camp, Golf Camp, Fencing Camp and more all to keep kids active throughout the summer. Also available are Gan Yeladim, Masada, Tikvah and Gesher camps for kids of all ages. And if you can’t get enough of Camp JCC there are even PreCamp, Post-Camp and Extended Care available. Discounts are available and forms to sign up can be easily accessed at 2/10/2010

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Time Travel Becomes Possible with the Indiana Experience: Destination Indiana and You Are There

Camp JCC Offers Dozens of Fun Summer Options



The Indiana Historical Society is pleased to introduce Destination Indiana and You Are There, a programmatic element of the Indiana Experience, a new way to live history that will open to the public March 20, 2010, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. The History Center is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. Destination Indiana is a facilitated, interactive opportunity for visitors to “travel through time” using innovative digital technology, touch screens and immersive displays of historic images and documents to explore and understand the story of Indiana as a place. You Are There experiences are three-dimensionally recreated h i stor ic photog r aph s that include trained f irst-person interpreters who interact with visitors and elicit personal connections to the past, allowing visitors to step back in time and become part of that history. Destination Indiana features eight “drive yourself ” time-travel stations that can each hold as many as six guests as well as a large group experience on

its 22.5-foot by 7.5-foot screen, which features twice the resolution of a 1080i high-def inition television set. The 2010 launch will include material for each of Indiana’s 92 counties. In addition to geographic options, 45 “Indiana Stories” on subject matters such as African-American Hoosiers, the Civil War, the Ohio River, mapping the state, social justice and reform, rail transportation and agriculture will also be explored. While journeys will typically include a dozen images apiece, research requires viewing and researching more than 20 images for each one actually used— IHS staff members will review more than 40,000 items on their way to writing narratives and creating the f inal product. Images used in Destination Indiana are available for viewing on the IHS’s Digital Image Collections Web page,, where more than 37,000 IHS digital images are currently available online. An online catalog of all processed IHS collections material is available at

Regular operating hours for the Indiana Experience and the William H. Smith Memorial Library are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Basile Histor y Market is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Stardust Terrace Café is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. IHS members and children younger than f ive receive free admission to the Indiana Experience. Regular admission cost is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (60 and older) and $5 per child (ages f ive to 17). Group rates for adults, seniors and students are available. Admission to the William H. Smith Memorial Library, Basile Histor y Market and Stardust Terrace Café is free. Parking is complimentary for members visiting the History Center, with paid admission to the Indiana Experience, for patrons of the William H. Smith Memorial Library and/or with a $7 purchase at the Stardust Terrace Café or Basile History Market. Destination Indiana is sponsored by American Red Ball Transit Co. Inc.

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mommy magic

No is a Four Letter Word Why You Should Trust Your Gut she had never heard my voice—I felt lost. Searching for guidance, I met with a group that helps parents develop a plan to help their newborn in cases like ours. The group was great in concept, but the execution of it did little more than damage my spirit. They listed ever ything my daughter would never be able to do as a hearing-impaired person which included: No appreciation for music, No dancing (because she won’t be able to hear the music), No playing a musical instrument, No regular school, No talking on the telephone, No verbal speech, No hearing a smoke alarm if the house is on f ire (that one really got me).

wrong in our gut. I’ve learned that, as women and especially as moms, we must trust our intuition, especially when someone or something is telling us NO while everything in our being is telling us the opposite.

After getting my baby home from the hospital I was exhausted, depressed and didn’t know what to do to help I know it to be true that, as moms, we have been given her. Realizing she could not hear my voice—indeed, that the gift of intuition. We know something to feel right or

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The first four-letter NO I ever got as a parent was right after my second daughter was born. We were told she was born with permanent hearing loss in both ears. By mainstream standards, she was deaf. I’ll bet you think this trick is about the importance of telling your kids NO to discipline them. After all, we say NO all day to our kids. ”NO! Don’t touch the stove— it’s hot!” Or “NO, you cannot ride your bike without a helmet!” Or “NOOOOOOO! You sure may not, under any circumstances, cut your own hair—or your sister’s either!” This trick covers the other side of the NO coin for us moms: not taking NO for an answer and learning to trust your gut.

The f irst four-letter NO I ever got as a parent was right after my second daughter was born. We were told she was born with permanent hearing loss in both ears. By mainstream standards, she was deaf.

That inner voice is the one we should trust above all others. I’m not sure why we talk over it or ignore it. What I do know is that thanks to my gut, we f igured out the way to give Caroline a life with sound. My daughter is now seven years old. These days, she wears high-powered digital hearing aids (with pink glittery ear molds, of course). Here is my list of things she has done and can currently do, all thanks to that tug in my gut (you have it, too) that made me hear NO as a four-letter word: Talk on the phone, hear the doorbell ring, hear the birds sing, hear her sister’s laughing (and her sister’s crying), play the piano, play soccer (on a team) and take gymnastic lessons and, of course, go to a regular school.

Someday, I’ll be able to tell my daughter that I fought to f igure out how she could experience what most of us As this group of strangers take for granted—the gift of hearing—and in doing so, I mapped out my daughter’s heard my own inner voice and learned to trust my gut in fate, I felt something tug at the process. my gut and I just couldn’t ignore it. Looking back—it was Mary Susan Buhner is a Life Coach for Moms my intuition. and author of Mommy Magic: Tricks for Staying

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Social Networking

What it Means to Your Teen I wasn’t allowed to access social networking throughout grade school. My parents didn’t believe that it was the best thing for a twelve year old—and they were probably right. As each year went by, the more pressure I received from my peers. I remember hearing about my friends being on Myspace and becoming the center of attention, even if it was nothing but drama. Rumors, bullying and disagreements all occur while being connected to social networking. After all of this experience, I realized that teens should reach a certain age before they have access to social networking and be held accountable for their actions. states, “Recent studies shows that 58% of 4th through 8th graders reported having mean or cruel things said to them online. 53% said that they have said mean or hurtful things to others while online. 42% of those studied said that they had been “bullied online,” but almost 60% have never told their parents about the incident.” Considering the sheer number of kids who have been bullied or who have bullied someone else, parents are often never aware of the events occurring. Monitoring your child can play a huge role in his life and change how he expresses his feelings.

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Tabitha Redd, 11, says, “Social Networking has made a huge impact on my job. I communicate and work with people through my networks. Although I do my jobs online, I’m also very aware of my surroundings and what is being said to me and said to other people besides me.” Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking sites can make huge impacts on the way that people communicate. It can help people with work, keeping in touch with family members or just trying to fit in with peers—but that’s the problem. Kids are spending too much time on these networks in an attempt to fit in, especially when there are so many different ways to connect with people and peers.

caring about what is being said. If things are said to them, they’re hiding it because they are scared about the consequences. Nick Klingsmith, 8, believes that people, who haven’t reached the age of accepting consequences for their actions shouldn’t be allowed on social networks.

Teresa Boone, 10, says, “It depends on the way that you use Facebook and MySpace. If your intention is to keep in touch with friends at different schools or family in different states, then it’s a good source to use. But if you’re using it just to fit in and to start lots of drama just for attention, then you’re using it all wrong.” Many adults are using these networks for good causes such as work or to keep in touch with people. Although many adults are using them, I feel as if adults are the ones setting the right (or wrong) example for their own children. Allowing teens to be on these networks allows them to expose information about themselves that most likely shouldn’t be accessible to the public. Many conflicts can be caused by not having enough control over what your child is doing, which is why setting limits is imperative.

“I agree that kids do get online for fun, but having fun can be looked at many different ways from much different point of views. Adults look at being on networks totally different then children do because it’s a new generation,” says Paige Rawl, 9.

Austin Rumer, 12, says, “I’ve never really been into networks online. Even though I do have a Facebook, I’m very careful of what happens on them with me. I watch what I say, and make sure that it should not affect anyone.” Children get on networks not

“Most bullying occurs whenever children are online and they feel that they are pressured to say things to other people just to keep in the “popular group,” says Madison Singleton, 8. But Ben Nommay, 10, and Graham Gardner, 10, both say that kids get online because they think it is fun and keeps them entertained.

Ally Wessels, 12, thinks that it makes life easier and less hectic. Being that it makes life easier, Alexis Sims, 9, says that it also effects life just as much as it makes it complete. The bottom line? Adults should take their child’s social networking habits seriously, even if that means being in control of what they say to other people and what others say to them. Despite your teen’s reluctance, monitoring and being proactive in your child’s life is the most important social activity of all. Abigail is a 15-year-old student at North Central

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• Removing your old coat of polish doesn’t have to mean using harsh chemicals. Try Purifying Nail Polish Remover from Essie’s new Naturally Clean line. Made with nourishing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, it gently removes old polish and refreshes your skin with a light fresh scent. $16 at www. • Give your feet a pretty coat of polish to put them in the spotlight. Why not try a lovely coat of Adina, a metallic purple, or Happi, a pretty pink, from Zoya’s newest Reverie collection. Each dreamy shade is free of tolulene, formaldehyde, DBP and camphor to ensure a healthy coat of color! Find them at for $36 for a set of six shades.


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Plan Ahead for Spring Break

Vacation Planning and Children with Special Needs of routines, strange environments, new sensory experiences and more can make Spring Break difficult for special needs children and, as a result, a trial for their parents. The good news is that, with a little awareness and planning, many of the challenges of Spring Break can be overcome, and, as a result, more of the benefits can be enjoyed – by everyone. Following are some tips to help you plan Spring Break with your special needs child.

For many families, Spring Break is one of the highlights of the year. They can’t wait to step out of their routines and enjoy a little R&R. They welcome the chance to spend time together, maybe relaxing on the beach, watching spring f lowers grow and just enjoying new experiences.

For a family with a special needs child, however, this time can feel less like a break and more like an overload. The disruption


Preserve your routine. Most of us love vacations because they allow us to get out of our routines – we get to relax and get comfortable. Special needs children, on the other hand, find some of their greatest comfort in routine. They love to wake up and eat breakfast on a schedule. They want their special spoon and bowl ready for the morning cereal. They want to leave for school on schedule. And so forth. As a result, the break from routine that comes with Spring Break can be upsetting for a special needs child. Avoid this by planning ahead. For a week before the vacation, talk with the child about what the family will do each day. Let the child know what he or she can expect, what will change and will remain the same. Consider your destination. As you plan your Spring Break, choose a vacation spot that will be fun for all, whether it’s the beach or a theme park or whatever. And then prepare for the trip. If you choose to go to a theme park, for example, plan your time there with your special needs child,

allowing for as much routine – regular meals and rest time, for example – as possible. If your child is not a fan of big “characters,” avoid them. If your child is scared of the dark, stay away from dark rides. Above all, contact your chosen theme park ahead of time to find out if they have accommodations for people with special needs, such as bypassing wait lines or allowing early admission.

Remember: Pre-flight prep. If you plan to travel by air, talk about what will occur at the airport. For example, prepare your child for waiting in lines, going through airport security and waiting to board the plane. Create a ‘mock’ airport experience in the weeks leading up to your flight, complete with the removal of shoes, waiting in line and boarding the plane. If your child is attached to particular possessions, prepare a special “carry-on” bag for them so they’re always nearby. Create a home away from home. If you plan to stay in a hotel, bring any necessary possessions to help your child feel comfortable. Whether it’s a special blanket, stuffed animal or pajamas, bringing these items along will help to avoid unnecessary stress. The bottom line? Plan, plan and plan ahead. The more you plan before the break, the less stress you’ll experience and the more your Spring Break will actually seem like a break. Gina Sandman is a Senior Clinical Supervisor at Damar Services, Inc..



pediatric health

A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Poisoning Tips for Avoiding Dangerous Situations Consider the following scenario: Your son is hungry and you’re busy preparing dinner. He wanders into the bathroom and f inds a green can with holes and sprinkles like parmesan cheese. Your child can’t read labels and it looks like something good to eat. This type of situation can result in a possible poisoning. Vitamins and medicines that look like candy and chemicals that look like sports drinks are all items that could tempt a child.

Children under the age of six account for 55 percent of all poisonings. Cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning substances and analgesics are the most common causes of poisoning in children - items found in most homes. When these items are used correctly, they are helpful. If used the wrong way, they can be potential poisons. Poison is everywhere. If there were no poisons in your home, how could you clean, maintain your vehicle or take an aspirin for a headache? As children become more aware of their surroundings, they try out new things. Unfortunately, younger children tend to explore with their mouths. It can take mere seconds for a child to get into something potentially dangerous, making supervision a challenge for even the most alert parent. When products are used correctly and kept locked away from children, they are perfectly safe. Safe storage of products under lock and key is the best way to protect children from poisoning. If you need to leave the room when using a product, take either the child or product with you.

Never leave a child alone with a dangerous product. Remind visitors to safely secure medications during visits, especially seniors who may have forgotten how curious children are.

NEVER GUESS HOW TO USE A PRODUCT. If directions are missing or are no longer legible, don’t use the product. Never transfer potential poisons to food or beverage containers. An inch of antifreeze in a large bottle may be taking up a lot of space but when transferred to a smaller bottle, such as a soda or milk container, poses a risk. If you find your child with a pill bottle, it may be difficult to know if any pills have been eaten, especially if you’re not sure how many were in the container to begin with. Even if you’re not sure, always call the specialists at the Indiana Poison Center immediately at 1-800-222-1222. Specially trained nurses and pharmacists can assess the situation and tell you if you have a true medical emergency. Fortunately, most pediatric poisonings can be safely handled at home with the help of a specialist. If you do need to go to the hospital, the specialist will call ahead so staff is prepared. Poison Center specialists can help you stay calm so you can give your child the help he or she needs. You can also call 1-800-222-1222 to request free phone stickers, magnets and key tags so you and anyone your child spends time with will have the number available. Above article authored by Barbara Cole, Coordinator - Poison Prevention, Indiana Poison Center.

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Hoop it Up This March and April It’s March Madness!

Downtown Indianapolis will host 37 basketball games in 35 days (March 3-April 5), culminating with the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Downtown Indianapolis will host 37 basketball games in 35 days (March 3-April 5), culminating with the NCAA Men’s Final Four. These 37 games include Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, Indiana Pacers, the Final Four and Indiana State Basketball Finals. In total, 300,000 fans are expected to watch basketball in


Indy. From the business side, these games will generate $100 million in visitor spending. From the family side, great lessons can be learned from sports while having fun!

think, hard work can lead to victor y, and dreams really do come true. Those theories all became reality in 100 years of Indiana basketball.

What better lessons to teach your children than that you can overcome the odds no matter what others

The tiny town of Milan overcame the odds back in 1954 when Bobby Plump hit the last second shot to win the state

ARO U ND TOW N basketball title over a powerhouse that was six times its size. The next year, a young Oscar Robertson showed that hard work can lead to victory by taking Crispus Attucks High School to a state championship. The school made history as the f irst African American school to win the title. The following year, more dreams came true as Crispus Attucks repeated that feat and became the f irst team to post an undefeated season. Oscar Robertson proved that dreams really do come true when he went on to become one of the top NBA players of all time. Damon Bailey became the career-scoring leader in 1990, f inishing with 3,134 points. Kids can still attend his basketball camps at various locations throughout Central Indiana. It’s no wonder fans throughout the state are thrilled to celebrate a century of Hoosier Hysteria. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 27 for the 100th Anniversary Celebration Parade. It will take place between sessions of the 100th annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship Games at Conseco Fieldhouse. A mobile Memorabilia Tour will showcase articles, artifacts and highlights from Indiana’s rich basketball histor y by traveling to high schools and Simon Malls across the state throughout March. You can check out the off icial “100 Years in 100 Days” Web site featur ing a decade-by-decade photo scrapbook, sportswriter memories, t ou r i n f o r m a t io n , videos and the latest high school basketball news at w w w.ihigh. com/100.

College fans will not want to miss watching the best teams in the country practice for the NCAA Men’s Final Four. Practices of all four teams are open and free to the public April 2, 2010 at Lucas Oil Stadium (running 12 noon-4 p.m., tentatively). Practice will be followed by the Reese’s All-star game, which will also be free and open to the public. It will feature top college athletes from around the country. Those who want to get in a little play might want to check out Bracket Town. It will have several interactive exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center. • NCAA Championships Zone, where fans can step into a championship experience from some of the other 23 NCAA sports, and a number of new technology-based interactives with activities such as CBS Sports’ famous “AT&T’s at the Half” Television Studio. • There will be a new large-scale gaming area featuring Electronic Arts’ NCAA Basketball video games and a 2010 Bracket Town video game tournament. • Bracket Town Competition Zones will feature 12 basketball courts for exhibitions, basketball training, fan games (including State Farm’s fan 3-Point and Skills Challenge Courts), the Coca-Cola Fan Slam Dunk Court, and will serve as the site of the POWER ADE 3v3 Tournament. • A new 2,500 seat Center Court Arena will debut this year, which will play host to numerous exciting fan activities – more information related to the schedule of activities for Center Court will be forthcoming.


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T hroughout the Final Four weekend, Bracket Town will be the site of appearances and autograph sessions with former NCAA players and coaches, as well as sports personalities.

Bracket Town will be located at the Indianapolis Convention Center and will welcome fans Thursday, April 1 – Monday, April 5, 2010. For more information, visit www.NCAA. com/finalfour. For information on hotel availability and reservations, please go to or call 1-800-5564639 (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm). While celebrating basketball, you’ll no doubt want to check out past champions, view the 2009 One Shining Moment video as well as test your knowledge with basketball trivia. The NCAA Hall of Champions has a special area on the first level with a kiosk for each sport where you will find all of that and more. Those who want to try their hand at shooting some of the tournament game winning shots can go to the second floor of the attraction and shoot hoop on the half-court.


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College 201 Part tWO of Three:

Where’s The Money? Making the most of college financial aid

Along with ordering a social security card, birth records and adding insurance coverage, parents of potential college graduates should also schedule a f inancial planning meeting to outline a college savings strategy. “It is a lot cheaper to save over a period of time than it is to come up 17 or 18 years later and you’re faced with the college expense, and now you don’t have the money, and have to borrow money,” says Kristine Butz, associate director of f inancial aid at Butler University. There are varieties of strategies parents can choose from for f inancial planning. Every family is different, and then best option will depend on income, debts and assets, number of children or home state. However, having some kind of plan in place – whether it’s an actual savings plan or a strategic plan to pay off the mortgage and reallocate that money toward tuition - will help when the time comes. “I would advise parents to open a 529 plan, such as the Indiana Choice Plan,” says Joyce Hall, executive director for the division of f inancial aid at Purdue University. “That allows you to save money, tax free, and if you start as soon as they’re born, you can put less money in over time and it will grow.” Whether parents saved or not, by the time the child is a junior or senior in high school, there are a few key steps that family members, together, can take to obtain the best f inancial package for their needs. First, says John Shelton, dean of f inancial aid at Marian University, “It shouldn’t just be parents, it should be a parent and student cooperative effort.” In Indiana, one thing family members can do together is attend College Goal Sunday, a statewide event during which f inancial aid experts will be available to help parents and students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The event, sponsored by Gov. Mitch Daniels, is slated for Feb. 21st at 2pm at 37 sites around the state. This f irst step of completing the FAFSA is required by all colleges and universities, and enables the federal government and f inancial aid off icers to calculate the amount a family is expected to contribute to tuition. The difference between the actual cost of attending college or a university, and the family contribution, can then be made up through state or institutional grants or scholarships, or federal loans. However, government programs have not entirely kept pace with the cost of college, meaning a family’s expected contribution and the amount parents think they can afford may differ.

That tiny bundle of joy recently delivered at the hospital may not even have a name The FAFSA deadline usually falls in early March, but is different for each institution. It is crucial not to miss any important deadlines in order to be yet, but most higher education financial aid advisors suggest that all children have a college savings considered for all possible aid. In addition, because the FAFSA requires information regarding the previous year’s taxes, parents are encouraged to plan in place shortly after birth. INDYSCHILD.COM 19

complete, or at least estimate, their taxes as soon after the new year as possible. As some schools allocate money on a first come, first serve and financial need basis, applications completed early receive priority consideration. Many parents, however, do not fill out the FAFSA because they believe their family income is too high to qualify for aid. “It’s important that they not self-select out of the process, just because they don’t think they’re going to qualify,” says Butz. “All students are eligible for a Stafford loan, regardless. For a freshman, that’s $5,500. It’s money that can help offset the cost at that time.” In addition, having a FAFSA on file can serve as quick access to financial aid should job loss or other family financial catastrophes occur while the student is in school. Another key step in the financial maze is to talk early and often with financial aid officers at each institution a student may want to attend. While the student is completing college applications, he or she can also gather information about financial aid, scholarships or loan deadlines. Most universities offer specific merit, talent or need-based aid, but can only give out money if all application materials are complete. Parents and students must ask, check websites and stay on top of such opportunities in order not to miss the varying deadlines. “The ones who are meeting those application dates are going to receive the highest consideration. There is a possibility that after those dates…that the funding is just not available,” Butz says, referring to state and institutional grants or scholarships. Throughout this process, Butz adds, organization is key.


“I think the hardest part is keeping track of each of the schools they’re applying to,” Butz says. “All these little things can get lost in the search process. We recommend that families put together some kind of spreadsheet where they can fill in the information for each of the schools.” Another proactive step is to talk to a high school guidance counselor early on – even as soon as the student’s sophomore or junior year of high school. Such a conversation can tip parents and students off to local business or civic scholarships, which may only be announced through the school or local newspaper. Parents and students can also conduct their own scholarship search through websites such as, or “The student has got to have some oomph to go in and follow through and apply,” Hall says of private scholarships. Loans, for both parents and students are another common option to paying for school. Depending on calculations made in the FAFSA, loans can be either subsidized, meaning no interest or repayments until the student graduates, or unsubsidized, in which interest begins accruing right away. In addition, many federal loan programs have fixed rates and are often easier to obtain than private loans. Working while in college is another option for students to consider because income from a part-time job can help generate personal spending money. In making a decision to work, however, parents and the student must think about how many hours per week are needed to study, socialize and work. A job can be a great resource for friendships, networking or learning financial responsibility, but it can also add stress.

Another key step in the financial maze is to talk early and often with financial aid officers at each institution a student may want to attend. While the student is completing college applications, he or she can also gather information about financial aid, scholarships or loan deadlines.

“During the school year, we suggest that a college student work no more than 15 to 18 hours a week. Otherwise, it can kind of start impacting their grades,” Hall says. Finally, students and parents need to have an honest discussion about budgeting, family finances, loans, repayment plans and personal spending money well before the student moves to college. The more a child understands income and debt, the better prepared he or she is not to make financial mistakes in the future. Butz recommends that parents and children talk about how their financial aid package will be put together nd what the parents and student are both going to contribute. “If the student is going to be responsible for paying for their books, then they need to work that out, the student needs to know that,” she says. “It’s easier to set those expectations up front than it is to wait until the financial aid packages come out and the bills come. Finally, most financial aid counselors recommend the parents and children navigate the financial maze together. “I don’t think the students can do it on their own and I don’t think parents should do it all for them, either,” Butz says. Students need parental guidance to understand the cost of college, payment plans and loan rates in order to grasp the value of their college education. The admissions and financial aid process, “need to be something that the student and the parents agree upon and a goal that they work toward together,” says Shelton. Keri Schwab is a freelance writer and a doctoral student in the Dept. of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism at the University of Utah. She has experience working with youth and adults in a variety of educational settings including home-based early intervention, community afterschool programs and undergraduate college courses.

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Dance Fever. It comes around each spring and kids are often not immune. Between cheerleading tryouts, dance competitions, recitals and the general need to release winter’s pentup energy; don’t be surprised if your child succumbs to what seems to be an innate desire to bust a move.

Fortunately, there is a cure and it can be found at any number of studios and gyms in Central Indiana. While it may be too late to participate in tryouts and competitions already underway, now is a great time to investigate the types of dance and cheer classes available and get your little ball of motion enrolled. Geist Sports Academy offers classes in gymnastics and cheering. One of their most popular programs is the Cheer Fit program, which prepares kids for cheerleading try-outs. In this class, they teach cheer motions, jumps, dance and tumbling. Dana Osler, Director of Operations, says that the greatest benefits kids gain from participating in cheerleading and gymnastics are a sense of self-esteem, coordination and flexibility but most importantly—it just keeps kids moving. Dawn Bandy, artistic director of Dance Legacy on the west side of Indianapolis, advises parents looking for a recreational experience to visit a handful of studios to get a feel for how they run. “Meet the teacher and owners and bring your child with you to see how your child reacts to that environment.” For those interested in more formal training, Bandy says families should look at the studio’s staff bios, learn where and what the staff has studied and see how their students have performed. Bandy’s studio offers tap, jazz, ballet and lyrical dance classes as well as tumbling and cheerleading instruction. “We have the best of both worlds - a recreational division of our facility, which is kids that come in and want to dance for fun,” says

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Bandy, describing it as a low-key atmosphere with a focus on fun, fitness and skill development. “We also have a competitive dance program that is completely different. We have a really good time but the dancers in the dance company are definitely focused and want to do this because they absolutely love it. They are here four to over 12 hours per week. It’s something they really truly love and could possibly one day want to do as a career.” Dance Legacy’s competitive dancers participate in four dance competitions per year and have been known to perform at Pacers games and area parades. “It’s pretty serious. When the students come in we are very focused and get down to business right away.” She says the competitive dance program can be expensive but the studio has a booster club and conducts fundraisers to help raise money for the students. Despite Bandy’s studio being just five years old, one of her students has already gone on to be part of a dance team at Indiana University and another student will move on to major in musical theater next year. “The way I train my dancers here is I want them to be very well rounded. When they graduate, if they want to be a ballerina, they can be a ballerina. If they want to go to L.A., or be on Broadway or dance at Kings Island for a summer, they can.” Likewise, Lynn Herrick, executive director of The Dance Refinery on the south side of Indianapolis, wants her students to be able to dance anywhere, on any stage and be able to blend in readily. The Dance Refinery, which is housed in a 25,000-square-foot facility, offers dance, gymnastics and cheer classes for both the recreational- and competitive-minded student. It’s a place for many types of kids of all levels of ability. Herrick works to ensure students get the right education from the beginning

and says her high school students are often ready to major in dance or be part of a collegiate gymnastics team once they have gone through her program. Of particular note, Herrick says The Dance Refinery has been successful with kids with an autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. “Our goal is to be sure we give each student quality lessons and try to give them as personal an experience as possible and still make sure that it’s fun. You want them to be learning but there needs to be a touch of fun thrown into the whole thing.” While specific programs for such special needs kids are not yet available, Herrick says they are in the works. “We’ve had great progress in just mainstreaming those kids. We’ve had parents who say it’s done an amazing amount for their kids, especially kids who have trouble focusing in school and things like that. We are a little quicker paced and they are not having to sit in a chair so we have better luck keeping their focus and they are getting positive feedback. We are a positive place for some of those kids.” Clearly, dance is a form of self-expression and can provide an almost primal form of release. “I think all kids thrive from dance and movement. I don’t think you can say one kid

doesn’t,” says Kristen Tod, business director of Indy Dance Academy on the north side. “It’s a form of expression, and it’s so important starting at an early age to be able to express how you are feeling, to know how your body feels and how to use your body. It develops not only physical aspects, but mental and spiritual aspects of everyone,” she says. “I see tremendous confidence coming from kids who dance. Even kids who are very shy find a form of expression and that is really exciting to see.” Though not yet a year old, Indy Dance Academy has over 400 students of all skill levels and its classes range from mommy and me all the way through adult. Disciplines taught include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, musical theater, lyrical, dance team technique, pilates, zumba and more. For kids who have dance fever and then some, The Flip Zone is one spot that offers a little bit of everything. “I have everything but a pool basically for kids,” says Stephanie Strout, director of operations for the business. And she’s right. The Flip Zone offers competitive and recreational cheerleading and gymnastics as well as martial arts, a fitness-based preschool and more including dance, though it’s currently on a brief hiatus.

Parents often find that this varied menu of classes allows them to enroll their kids in classes that occur at the same time, which is an obvious help to hectic family schedules. The breadth of opportunity also underscores Strout’s commitment to helping kids find their passions without limiting their choices.


“I believe that you don’t want to limit your child to just one thing. We have kids in high school cheerleading who are also on the gymnastics team and we work around their schedules,” she says.

We offer pre-school, recreational, and competitive gymnastics. We also provide birthday parties and open gym times. Our mission is to enhance children physically, mentally and spiritually!

Strout also works to make sure The Flip Zone provides a positive experience for its students. For instance, anytime a student does a new skill he or she rings a designated bell. As soon as the bell rings, “everyone in the gym stops what they are doing and say ‘Let’s see it!’ And they do it. It’s a great reward system.” Obviously, there are a good number of studios and gyms that provide dance, cheer or gymnastics instruction. If you suspect your child is suffering from a little dance fever, know there is good help to be had here in your own backyard. Carrie Bishop is a freelance writer and mother of two young sons, whose daily antics inspire her work and her life.

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Central Indiana Academy of Dance

14950 Greyhound Court, Ste 4, Carmel, IN 46032 Suzann Delay 317-581-2423

The goal of Central Indiana Academy of Dance is to offer a high quality of dance training in a professional atmosphere regardless of the student’s personal goals. The Children’s Program focuses on musicality, coordination, artistry and technique in the areas of ballet and tap. The PreProfessional Program is designed to provide intense training in ballet and other forms of dance to motivate students in the pursuit of their desired goals. The dancers attend multiple classes a week in ballet, pointe, and pas de deux. Classes in Character, Modern, Jazz, Men’s Class, and Tap are offered to round out their vocabulary of movement.

Dance Legacy

8091 Crawfordsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46214 Dawn Bandy (317) 297-9727

Dance Legacy offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, tumbling, kinder dance, preschool, hip hop, cheer leading, and self defense. Our summer open house is on Saturday April 10th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Summer classes start June 21st. We offer professional instruction for ages 18 months to adults, and have and award winning dance company for the more serious dancer.

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The Flip Zone

880 Andico Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168 Stephanie Strout 317-838-0667

The Flip Zone is Hendricks County’s newest children’s activity center. We offer gymnastics, cheerleading, educational preschool, martial arts, sports enhancement classes, adult fitness classes, and dance. We offer classes for children 16 months to 18 years of age. Call us at 317-838-0667 or on the web at!

Geist Sports Academy

11960 East 62nd Street, Indianapolis, IN Dana Osler 317-823-7734

GSA is a childrens facility that offers gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, birthday parties, Summer Camps, Parent’s Night Out, Gym Jams, a Fine Arts Academic Preschool and much more!! You just have to check us out!!!


1716 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville, IN 46060 Monti Edward 317-776-0866

Pre-School Gymnastics, Beginning & Advanced Classes, All Ages • Private Lessons, USAG Competitive Teams, Gymnastics Birthday Parties, Pro Shop • Open Gym, Home of the 2007-09 USAG Level 3 & 4 State Champions!

Sportastiks Gymnastics 8320 East Brookville Road, Ste. A, Indianapolis, IN 46239 Linda Barclay, Director 317-375-1500 Gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, dance and martial arts

Recreational classes for boys and girls, ages 1 1/2 to Adult available in all sports. Competitive team program for gymnastics and cheer. Birthday parties, open gym, parents night out and day camps available. Gymnastics is the foundation for all sports. Sign up today. Free try-out classes available. Call for more information.

Tippy Toes School of Dance

5110 Commerce Square Dr., Greenwood, IN 46237 kathy Simpson 317-881-7425

IN 46240 James Leagre 317-251-5100 Live professional performances for children ages 3-8. PLUS a New Youth Repertory Theatre Company for ages 8 -14 to perform - learn the process of developing a full production through exploration of design, painting, building, and acting through weekend rehearsals for a play, culminating in 3 public performances. - a fulfilling journey through creativity while learning life skills.


Blue Square Sound 8481 Bash St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46256 Joanne D. Phillips, Owner, Audio Engineer 317-915-1096

NO REGISTRATION FEES! A darling little studio that specializes in preschool dance! Ages 15 months to adult! Mommy and Me Classes, Special Needs Classes, Pointe Classes and the opportunity to become a member of the Indianapolis Youth Ballet Company. Over 30 years in business. Voted Top 3 Dance Studio in Indy! A family friendly studio where class observation is ALWAYS allowed. $40 monthly. Register online today!

Music & Instrument Performance Blue Square Sound Recording Studios are located on the NE side of Indianapolis. We are a full-service recording studio where parents are welcome. We can guide you and your child through the steps necessary to create a music CD. Call to arrange a tour or to schedule a session.


Indianapolis Children’s Choir

Children’s Theatre Institute 7435 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis,

4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208 Laura Neidig 317-940-8069 lneidig@ Music & Instrument Performance The Indianapolis Children’s Choir provides music


education, choral instruction and performance opportunities. Programs are geared for pre-school age children through high school. Choirs rehearse on the campus of Butler University, and several regional choirs operate throughout central Indiana. For the auditioned choirs, a simple assessment of the child’s voice is required - no preparation needed!

Kindermusik by Musical Beginnings

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Kindermusik is a music and movement program for children, ages 0-7. You’ll play, listen and dance to music that will impact your child in profound ways. That’s because every song, story and two-step has a carefully chosen purpose in this creative curriculum - one that’s designed to stimulate and strengthen the vital neural wiring taking place in your child’s mind right now. A Kindermusik educator will guide you every step of the way so you know how each activity contributes to your child’s overall growth and development. You can learn more about Kindermusik classes by browsing our site or calling our office.


Indianapolis Art Center 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220 Kris Hurst 317-255-2464

Creativity enriches every aspect of life and is integral to cognitive growth. The Art Center offers quality art classes for toddlers through teens in a variety of art mediums, including glass blowing (ages 10 and up), ceramics, sculpture, jewelry

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6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260 317-251-9467

The JCC welcomes families and individuals of all faiths and backgrounds. More than three generations have grown up in the JCC’s early childhood education and camp programs. Thousands walk through the JCC’s doors each week to work out in the modern fitness center, participate in leagues and exercise classes, swim, enjoy family programs and so much more. The JCC – Good for life!

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6848 N. 250 E., Whiteland, IN 46184 Amy Kelsay 317-535-4136

Visit a real working dairy farm! Kelsay Farms is a 6th generation family farm milking 500 cows 3 times every day. Trips include a 1-2 hour farm tour, dairy foods lesson, dairy snack and our farm coloring book to take home! Open to field trips in April and October.

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Stopping Child Abuse

Putting and End to Abuse One Child at a Time The statistics are overwhelming. More than 20,000 Indiana children are abused or neglected every year. That breaks down to about 1,700 a month, or 56 kids a day. Translated another way: In every Indiana classroom, there are potentially three children who are suffering from abuse. Every day, children – maybe even someone in your child’s classroom – are suffering abuse at the hands of another.

Many wonder how they can possibly make a difference against such a formidable enemy. My answer: The same way I can, the same way we all can. One child at a time. Whether you work directly with children, or simply come into contact with them as your kids make friends and get involved, one of the best things every adult can do is to learn the key signs of child abuse and possible situations which may trigger such behavior.

Signs of trouble First of all, child abuse is a broad term that can include several areas, including physical, sexual or emotional/verbal abuse, as well as medical neglect. For each of these, there may be different warning signals. Below are some of the most common physical and behavioral signs

to indicate that something may not be right—that a child may need help.

negative manner; abusing alcohol or drugs; being overly defensive; or concealing or misleading about a child’s injury.

Physical indicators of abuse: • Unexplained bumps or lumps • Burns by cigarettes • Dental/oral injuries • Unexplained bruises (in various stages of healing) • Unexplained fractures, lacerations or abrasions • Evidence of delayed or inappropriate treatment for injuries

Behavioral/social indicators of abuse: • Withdrawn, self-destructive, aggressive behaviors • Fear of being at home • Complaints of soreness; uncomfortable movement • Bizarre explanation of injuries • Apprehension of adult contact • Developmental lags • School absenteeism

You may also be alerted to a dangerous situation by the caretaker. Common characteristics in caretakers include being an extremely harsh disciplinarian; describing a child in a consistently

The stress of family situations While there are certainly cases where domestic violence or substance abuse provoke the abuse of a child, you may be surprised to know that many abusive situations arise when a family is faced with a stressful situation. Where there is a lot of stress – job loss, poverty, marital discord, divorce, little support – and the abuser lacks the knowledge and the parenting skills to cope in a healthy way, there is often a climate prime for abuse. In addition to educating yourself about what abuse may look like and what may prompt it, you should also be aware of the steps you can take if you are concerned about a child’s welfare. While we cannot change the hurt children have suffered in the past, we can change how they are affected in the present and future. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the 27/7 hotline at Child Protective Services: 1-800-800-5556. Sheila Day is a licensed social worker with the Child Protection Center at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent. The center provides medical evaluation services for children when abuse or neglect is suspected.

Becoming Stewards of Children The Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent is now offering a child sexual abuse prevention program to the general public and, specifically, adults who interact with kids as teachers, coaches, youth leaders, etc. Called Stewards of Children, this national program educates adults on to how to recognize the signs of sexual abuse and provides practical information on how to respond appropriately. More information? 317-338-3153 This article was prepared by

Karen Bruner Stroup, PhD, Director, Riley Hospital Community Education and Child Advocacy and Cara Fast, MSW, Safe Children Programs Manager and Manager of the Riley Safety Store.

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Choosing the Right Resident Camp Experience

Why Overnight Camp?

Today, there are camps to meet every interest, price range and schedule. Knowing your options, as well as your child’s personality, will help you identify programs from which your child will benefit most.

Most resident camps offer a variety of programs for children starting at age seven. Options include coed, single sex and specialty camps that focus on a particular program. Resident camps offer var ying overnight accommodations, such as cabins, tents and tepees. Camp sessions vary in length and children may stay at camp for a few days, a few weeks or the entire summer. Resident camp doesn’t have to break the bank. A large range of price options is available, depending upon the choice of camp, the facilities offered and the camper’s needs. Many camps and other organizations offer financial assistance or special pricing, such as early bird discounts and multiple sibling rates. It’s important to talk to the camp director about alternatives early in order to take advantage of these opportunities. When beginning the camp selection process, consider your child’s interests. It’s important to know a child’s personality and identify what camp programs will benefit him or her most. With a variety of programs and activities, camp offers fun and meaningful


adventures to match a child’s interests and maturity level. When choosing a resident camp experience, the American Camp Association® (ACA) recommends that families consider the following ten questions: 1. What locale do I want to consider (e.g., mountains, oceanfront, distance from home)? 2. Do I want a traditional camp that gives my child a wide variety of experiences or do I want to select a specialty camp that focuses on a particular activity or set of skills? 3. What size enrollment will make my child feel comfortable? 4. How rustic do I want the camp to be? 5. How structured do I want the program to be? Does my child like to have lots of choice in the activity schedule? 6. Is my child ready to sleep away from home for an extended stay? This will help you to select either a resident or day camp setting. 7. What session length will appeal to my child and to our family plans for the summer? (One week? Eight weeks?) 8. How can I stay in touch with my child during camp? Does the camp allow mail, phone calls, or e-mail? Does the camp have parent-visitation days? 9. How will the camp meet my child’s special dietary or physical needs? 10. What is my budget for camp tuition? Remember, many camps offer financial aid.

Be certain to include your child in the decision-making process. Together with your child, explore the camp options and examine the materials the camps provide. In addition, many camps have Web sites that include photos, maps or virtual tours of the camp facility, sample daily schedules and menus and information about the directors and key staff. As children become better acquainted with the camp experience and more involved in the decisionmaking process, they will have less anxiety about going away to camp. There is a camp experience perfect for every child. Families can visit ACA’s parent resource site, www.CampParents. org, to find expert advice, resources and links, information on planning for camp, videos, and ACA’s Find A Camp feature, which allows families to search ACA’s 2,400 accredited camps for one that best suits their needs. ©2010 American Camping Association, Inc. The American Camp Association® (ACA) works to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-Accredited® camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities. There are over 2,400 ACA-accredited camps that meet up to 300 health and safety standards. For more information, visit www.

Summer Camp Guide Day Camps Beth-El Zedeck Presents: “The Dog Days of Summer”

600 W. 70th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260 Joanie Waldman 317-259-6854 Co-ed: Day: Traditional Flexible hours/Call for brochure/ Part-time available for all ages. Session 1: June 7 - July 2; Sesson 2: July 6 - July 30 12 mos.+, 18 mos.+, 2 yrs.+, 3 yrs.+, 4 and 5 years + Cost: Call for full brochure.

Weekly creative themes, arts and crafts, water fun at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Aquatic Complex for 3’s, 4’s and 5’s. Water play for 12 months +, 18 months + and 2+. Music/Creative Movement, Entertainment, Field Trip Fridays for 4’s and 5’s. Our Summer Program recognizes that children learn through play. Play fosters total development and should be interwoven in everything children do. During camp, children will experiment and explore by using all five senses. Our campers will thrive on creativity, exploration, discovery, spontaneity and lots of love. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

BounceU Summer Day Camp!

715 Kincaid Drive, Suite 800, Fishers, IN 46037

Kendra Hood 317-578-7529 Co-ed: Sports All Day Session: 7 a.m. -6 p.m.; Morning Session: 7 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Afternoon Session: Noon-6 p.m. BounceU is open 7 days a week! All Summer Long! Morning & Afternoon Sessions for Age 4 to 7 (or enroll all day); All Day Session Flexible Hours for Ages 8 above Ages preschool through middle school. Daily $35-$40 ; Weekly (5 days) $150-$200 Parents are required to sign a Liability Release Waiver Form. Daily Structured Activities: Arts & Crafts, Discovery, Music & Dance, Science, Talent Shows & Other Fun Activities. All kids enjoy the healthy aspects of bounce which are emphasized in this fun and active Summer Bounce Camp. Snacks Provided, but if children are participating in the full day camp, a prepared sack lunch is required.

Camp Cathedral

5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226 Bryan Banschbach , Camp Coordinator 317-542-1481 Co-ed: Day: Sports and Enrichment

7 am - 6 pm with early and late pick-up available Ages K - 12 Campers have the option to take a number of sport and enrichment programs throughout the summer -- everything from football and volleyball to theatre, music and art. Children of all ages can advance their interest in a particular discipline with specialized coaching and instruction, or come out and learn something completely new!

Camp Delafield

Jenn Park, 10450 E. 63rd St., Indianapolis, IN 46236 Kristin Baxter 317-545-5451, ext. 225 Co-ed: Day: Special Needs This is a specialty camp for children with language learning disabilities. . Financial aid is available. Mon. - Thu.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fri.: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. session I: June 7 - July 2 Session II: July 5 - July 30 Ages 7 to 14 $2,400

One-on-one Orton-Gillingham Tutoring, Math, Written Expression, Art, Swimming, Ropes Course, Field Trips, Mystery Guests, and more! Established in 1990, Camp Delafield was the first program conducted by DII. Camp Delafield provides both a rigorous academic program and a diverse arts

and recreational program with learning opportunities to strengthen organization, gross and fine motor skills. Scholarship opportunities are available!

Camp Primrose

12290 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037 Erin Wilson 317-577-9480 Co-ed: Day Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. May - August Ages 5 - 12 $225/wk

Soccer, Dance, Scrapbooking, Cooking, Field Trips, Entertainment/Shows, Sprinkler Days, Ice Cream Days. Camp Primrose will keep your child engaged with monthly themed activities, weekly activities such as soccer and dance, and a variety of special days that include sprinklers, field trips and shows. Our camp is engaging and fun and designed for children that love to keep active. Call today for more information.

Summer Camp Series - Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation

1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032 Ben Johnson, Manager 317-573-5240 Co-ed: Day: Special Needs, Traditional: Autism Autism spectrum offered daily (Everyday and specialty) 7 am to 6 pm with some variations based upon camp type June 1 through July 30 ages 3-16 $45 - $160/wk Campers Must be restroom-trained. Full-Day Variety, Sports, Art, Science, Theatre, Preschool, Nature, Autism From our ever-popular Vacation Station to specialty camps focusing on theater, art, science and sports (just to name a few); our series is a great way for your child to select the type of camp that will have your child talking all summer long and beyond.

Chinese Culture Summer Camp at IUPUI

Confucius Institute, IUPUI, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202 Noah Buonanno 317-278-7900 summer-camp/ Co-ed: Day: Chinese Language and Culture Ages 5-13/ grades K-8 $125 per week for those enroll 5 weeks. $150 per week for those enroll on the weekly base. $25 per week for pre- and after-school


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care. $15 teaching materials and textbooks. $25 one-time discount for enrollment before March 15 Chinese language, calligraphy, song and dance, martial arts, games and crafts. For language learning, the younger the better. To better prepare our children to learn Chinese language, the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis offers a Chinese Language and Culture summer day-camp for K-8 students. The camp is held on the IUPUI campus, and last for five weeks. Students will have a full curriculum of Chinese language, Chinese games & crafts, singing & dancing, calligraphy, martial arts, and more.

EQ Summer Camp

3120 N. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46218 Stephen Barnes 317-547-3551 Co-ed: Day: Academic/ Recreational Special Needs Camps Offered are offered during everyday camps. Financial Aid Offered on a Sliding scale and CCDF accepted. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. May through August Ages 6 years through 12 years or 1st grade through 6th grade $88-$176 depending on income Tennis shoes are required. No open toe shoes.

C.L.U.B. (Creative Learning Using our Brain), M.A.S.E. (Math and Science Exploration), Citizenship, Fitness, Health & Nutrition

EQ Summer camp provides a comprehensive 10 week immersion opportunity for participants to learn about the culture, language, industry, historical significance, social contributions and current affairs of communities and people on a global perspective.

Freetown Village Summer Day Camp

4601 N. Emerson Avenue at St. Alban’s Church, Indianapolis, IN 46226 Marriam A. Umar, Program Manager 317-631-1870 Co-ed: Day: Academic/Pre-college Special Needs Camps are Offered during everyday camps. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 7 - August 6, 2010 Age 5 - 14/ grades K - 8th $70/wk + registration fee Campers Must bring own sack lunch

Structured learning environment highlighting history, manners/etiquette, culture & the arts. Crafts, theater, math/ reading, leadership development, hands on activities, field trips, team building, health & nutrition. Nine (9) weekly sessions designed to allow campers to make learning fun! Our Summer Camp fosters discovery and personal growth. Children will learn about themselves and their community while developing a stronger sense of purpose. Each week ends with a showcase, highlighting the week’s activities.

iD Tech Camps

Purdue University and 60 Universities

Nationwide & Canada 888-709-TECH (8324) Co-ed Day AND Residential June - August Ages 7 - 18 Cost varies Video Game Design, Game Modding, 3D Modeling, Web & Graphic Design, Photography, Digital Photography, Filmmaking, Programming, Robotics, iPhone® and Facebook® apps, Guitar Hero®, Gaming Tournaments and more. Experience North America’s #1 summer technology program. Over 100,000 students age 7-18 have created video games, websites, movies, C++ and Java programs, iPhone® and Facebook® apps, robots and 3D animations. Enroll in these fun and challenging summer camps, located at 60 prestigious universities nationwide and Canada, including Purdue. Save w/code IN22.

Indianapolis Art Center Spring Break Art Camps

820 East 67th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220 317-255-2464 Co-ed: Day: Arts Camps and classes are accessible for all special needs camps. Financial aid is available. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (first graders through age 7), 1:305:30 p.m. (ages 8-12) or 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (ages 8-12) March 29-April 2, 2010. Cost of camps vary.

Chess Camp 14th Annual USA Chess National Summer Chess Camp Tour USA Chess is the largest and premier summer camp organizer for children in the U.S. with more than 100 schools nationwide. Our staff is comprised of the finest children’s chess instructors. Campers experience a fun filled week while learning the skills needed to play casual and/or competitive chess.

Tuition includes tee-shirt, trophy, chess board & pieces & much more.

• Beginners thru Advanced Welcome! • Co-ed, ages 5-16 • Group & Sibling Discounts • Morning, Afternoon & All-day Sessions Register Online: 888•65•CHESS

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At Game Builder Creation Camp your child will actually design, develop and create a one of a kind video game. We combine learning and fun and bring it to a whole new level. Enroll at 888.652.4377


3D Animation Creation Camp

Clear your refrigerator door to make room for the art masterpieces your kids will create during this Spring Break Art Camp. In our half-day and full-day art camps, your kids will have the whole week to let their imaginations run wild. They’ll participate in a variety of activities like papermaking, fabric dyeing, sculpture, hand-built ceramics, painting and drawing. And our instructor-to-camper ratio is 1:10 (1:8 for the younger kids). So skip the trip to Florida and give your kids something more valuable—a connection to their own creativity!

Indianapolis Zoo Camp 1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, In 46205 317-630-2000 Co-ed: Day: Animals 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with after care available June 7 - July 30 Ages 5 - 14 years $145-$250

Camps are designed with age appropriate activities to encourage the discovery and appreciation of wildlife. Activities include games, stories, crafts, science, animal visits, shows, tours of the Zoo and more. Summer is fast approaching and we are making plans for another exciting camp season with new Zoo exhibits and traditional camp fun. Campers will have the opportunity to make new friends and explore the Zoo while learning about wildlife and wild places. Camps are well supervised with trained camp staff.

Irvington IMC Summer Camp Series 5535 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46219

Sarah Pitney 317-603-3733 spitney@IrvingtonMath.Com Co-ed: Day: Academic/ Pre-college June 7th-July 30th. Ages 3 - 14 Arts n Crafts-daily make-it-take-it projects, Dr.G’s Mad Science- hands-on experiments, the Art of Mathematics - creating art using geometry and patterns from nature, Matho-MAPics - all about maps, Math of the Pharaohs- ancient Egypt and the pyramids, and Pre-K play ‘n learn. IMC operates in the heart of historic Irvington. All summer camps are designed to encourage creativity and learning through fun, meaningful hands-on activities.

IU Natatorium & Sports Complex Summer Day Camp & Sport Camps

901 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-274-3364 www.sportcomplexcamp. 9am-4pm June 1 - July 30 Ages for Day Camp = 5-12; Sport Camps Vary between 6-17 $184/week for Day Camp; Sport Camps vary

Children ages 5-12 will learn, grow, and have FUN at Indianapolis’ leading day camp. Campers will enjoy a variety of sports, games and activities, as well as daily swim lessons in the world-famous IU Natatorium. Sport Camps also offered are: Soccer, Tennis, Lacrosse, Track, Swimming, Diving.

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Montessori Garden Academy

4141 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227 317-782-9990 jamie@

Special needs camps offered during everyday camps) CCDF Vouchers Accepted. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 1 - July 31 Ages 2-12 Cost varies per program

Hands-on Learning Activities: Cooking, Music, Art, Yoga, Field Trips, Outdoor Water Activities Montessori Garden Academy’s Summer Programs offer the best of high quality Montessori Education and Summer Fun!

The Riviera Club Summer Camps

5640 N. Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Therese Love 317-255-5471 Co-ed: Day Full Day Camps: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Half day, morning or afternoon camp

options. Extended care available from 8 - 9 a.m. and 5 - 6 p.m. June 1 - August 13 ages 3 - 12+ prices start at $100 see website for details. ‘Riviera Summer Day Camps are designed to keep kids moving, both physically and mentally, throughout the hot days of summer. We offer a wide range of camps to choose from every week, featuring flexible schedules, daily swim lessons, member discounts and joining specials and camps tailored to your child’s interests.

Sycamore School Summer Quest

1750 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 317-2535288 x106


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Co-ed; Day 8:30-11:30 am; 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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June 1 - June 23, 2010 4 yrs. old to kids entering 9th grade Cost varies for ech camp; $110 and up Activities include arts & crafts, basketball, chess, creative writing, cooking, literature, math history, science, and volleyball. Nationally recognized Camp Invention and partnering up with YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. Sycamore School is thrilled tp provide a variety of exciting and enriching programs for your children. Sycamore camps help kids discover new friends, confidence and creativity. We offer preschool camp, sports and recreation and fine arts to science. Your child will have a fun-filled and rewarding experience.

The Children’s House Summer Day Camp 2404 W. 62nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46268 Susan Catania 317-253-3033

Co-ed: Day: Arts and crafts, traditional 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 14, 2010 to August 20, 2010. Ages 3 years to 14 years $120/wk + registration fee of $30. Campers must provide their own lunch and swim gear. Swimming, bowling, hiking, arts and crafts. Limited spaces are available for summer day camp at The Children’s House. Weekly fun-filled camp activities include field trips, reading club and outdoor games. Sign up for the whole summer or choose from a variety of special themed camp weeks! Sibling discount available.

Todd Academy Summer Camp Program

302 N. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Sharon Todd, Executive Director 317-636-3100 Co-ed: Day Please let us know if financial aid is needed. Limitied availability. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F Weekly from June 7, 2010 to August 20, 2010 Ages 10-17

More than 50 programs available for students in Grades K-12!

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$135 first week - $125 each additional camp Requirements of Campers: To come and be ready to have a great time! Bring lunch Monday-Thursday, friday lunch provided. Strategy, gaming, writing, computers, robotics, programming and much more. Each camp offers a variety of learning experiences. Todd Academy provides a series of camps designed to engage teens and tweens in learning while having fun gaming, learning strategy, writing, robotics, programming and much more. Check out the individual weeks for the theme of the week.

Traders Point Creamery Farm Camp

9101 Moore Road, Zionsville, IN 46077 Amy Rhodes 317-733-1700 Co-ed: Day Session 1: June 28 – July 1; Session 2: July 12 – July 15; Session 3: August 2 – August 5 Grades 1st through 6th grade.

Your child will experience cow milking, working with animals, hiking through pastures, splashing through Eagle Creek, making crafts and food, learning about gardening and composting, and playing games. Traders Point Farm Camp is a unique experience unlike any other summer camp! Each day on the farm, your child will participate in activities that awaken the senses and encourage the understanding of the Traders Point Creamery organic mission.


Residential Camps

Clearwater Camp for Girls

7490 Clearwater Rd., Minocqua, WI 54548 Melinda Pearce, Office Manager 715-356-5030 All-Girl: Residential 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 23, 2010 - August 12, 2010 8-16 years old; 2-10 grades $3500 - $6400

Archery, arts and crafts, canoing, kayaking, English riding, swimming, tennis, sailing, wind surfing, water-skiing, wilderness tripping, drama, photography, ceramics, nature and ecology, fishing, mountain biking, outdoor cooking, sketching and hiking. Since 1933, Clearwater Camp for Girls in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, has enriched girls’ lives through quality programs. Caring, wellchosen counselors are committed to young people. Most importantly, campers discover that they are special, worthwhile people in a non-competitive , traditional camp. ACA accredited.

Culver Summer Schools & Camps

1300 Academy Rd., #138, Culver, IN 46511 800-221-2020 Co-ed; Residential Financial aid offered and is need based, sliding scale June 19-August 8, 2010 Ages 7 - 18

650-$4800 Horseback riding, US Sailing certifications, athletics, crafts, fine arts, academics, nature courses, scouting and aeronautics. Founded in 1902, the Culver Summer Schools & Camps program is unique. It is a fun-filled, naturally beautiful 1800 acre setting where over 1300 young people from around the world, ages 9-17, develop positive self-esteem through accomplishment and self discipline. It is a high challenge-high support environment for learning leadership skills that improve personal confidence

Easter Seals Camp KYSOC

1902 Easterday Road, Carrollton, KY 41008 Jim Ebert 502-732-5333/866-3574712 (Toll Free); www. Coed; Residential Special needs camps are offered for: Developmental Adult, Physical Adult, One to One, Learning Behavior Disorder, Developmental Youth, SCL Respite. Financial aid is available. 8:00 - 5:00, Monday - Friday. May 30 - June 4, Developmental Adult and Physical Adult Age - 18 and up; June 13 - 18, One to One (Age 6 and up), Learning Behavior Disorder (Age 6 - 18); June 20 - 25 Developmental Youth (Age 6 and up), Physical Youth (Age 6 and up); Operation Purple Camp June 27July 2; Free Camp For Children From Military Families Ages 6 - 14;

Camp KYSOC Traditional Camp, July 5 - 9, Cost $150, Children Without Disabilities, Ages 6 - 13; Operation Purple Camp, July 11 - 16, Free Camp For Children From Military Families (Ages 6-14); Operation Purple Camp, July 18 - 23, Free Camp For Children From Military Families (Ages 6-14). Special Needs Camps $811; One to One $1,393; Traditional ($150); Operation Purple Camps (Free). Nine Station High Challenge Course, 3-30 foot high climbing walls, 2-300 foot zip lines, 5-Station Low Elements Course, Fishing, Canoeing, Pontoon Boating, Indoor Heated Pool, Hay Rides. Easter Seals Camp KYSOC is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. It has a large Dining Hall and 27 sleeping cabins situated on 124 acres of wooded and 12 acre lake property, 60 trained staff, all with thorough backgound checks, 10-days of staff training, CPR and First-Aid Certified, professional school cooks, Nurse 24/7, 2 minutes from hospital, a Facility of the Cardinal Hill Healthcare System.

Purdue Gifted Education Resource Institute Beering Hall, Room 4133, 100 N. University St., West Lafayette, IN 47907 Boyd Gilbert 765-494-7243 Academic/Pre-college Financial aid is available. June 14-18; June 21-25; June 27-July 10; July 11-24. Grades Pre-K through 12. Cost of camp varies

between $195 - $1750. Courses that stimulate imagination, expand abilities, and create lasting friendships. Get a taste of college life at Purdue University and enjoy recreational activities. GERI Super Summer is an enrichment program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, or artistically gifted students from grades preK-4 in a day camp setting. GERI Residential Summer Camps are designed for gifted students, grades 5–12, to experience college life while living in a Purdue residence hall. a Purdue residence halli.

YMCA Camp Flat Rock / Ruth Lilly YMCA Outdoor Ctr. 6981 W. Country Road 650 N., St. Paul, IN 47272 Steve Heiny 888-828-9622 Co-ed: Residential Financial aid is available. June 13-August 7 Ages 7 - 16 $561

Our focus is helping campers make new friends, increase self-confidence, and become better people. We work to instill caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and strive to meet the developmental needs of young people. Our staff come from across the country and around the world. They are carefully selected, screened and interviewed. All staff participate in an extensive training program to prepare them for the key role they will play in your camper’s experience at camp. Our leaders and medical staff are on-site 24 hours a day to help with any needs that may arise.

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Spring Into Adventure at The Children’s Museum

New Exhibits, Slides and More!

Discover the savings! Calling all explorers and young adventurers! This spring break, don your fedora and journey to adventure at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Explore f ive levels of museum fun, discover new exhibits and family favorites and race down the Slide into Adventure as the popular holiday-season slide makes a return visit for spring break.

That’s right, the ever-popular Yule Slide returns March 13, just in time for spring break. For this special appearance, the slide will be transformed into a moss-and-vinecovered ride reminiscent of your favorite explorer movie. Three special crates that hold treasures from around the world will greet visitors to the museum. Each week, one of the crates will be opened to reveal archeological treasures from around the world, as we announce an exciting new exhibit opening in 2011. This spring break, visit the new exhibit Bob the Builder™– Project: Build It. Can We Build It? ™ Yes We Can! Bob the Builder™ and his Can-Do Crew have returned to The Children’s Museum to help children and families learn the three Rs—Reduce, Reuse and Recycle—as they build a new, environmentally friendly community. Join Scoop, Muck, Lofty, Roley, Dizzy, Benny and Scrambler as they build a house, plant a flower garden and more! Your young adventurer will enjoy museum exhibits that let them have fun while taking part in activities like their favorite explorers. Become a paleontologist for a day, dig in Dinosphere®, learn what life was like 65 million years ago, and watch the museum’s paleontologists in action. Go to the Paleo Prep Lab to see how fossils are prepared for use within the museum. Bring your littlest explorers to Playscape, a gallery designed specifically for children

younger than five years old. Let your little ones get their hands wet at the water table as they experiment with filling, pouring and moving objects through water. Older children will enjoy a trip through the ScienceWorks gallery. Science comes alive as they experiment with water movement in Dock Shop Creek and change its 30-foot-long, winding flow, or change water levels using the moveable lock system. Lift soft “rocks” using a crane and child-sized bulldozer, take part in real science experiments in the Biotechnology Lab, or begin a family project in SciencePort® to take home after your visit. Travel back in time in the All Aboard! gallery where young train enthusiasts enjoy seeing a real locomotive from the 1890s. Learn about how this special engine was built to push, not pull, train cars up a steep incline in southern Indiana. And of course, no visit to The Children’s Museum is complete without a ride on the Carousel in the Carousel Wishes and Dreams gallery. This real working carousel once operated at Broad Ripple Park, but now it’s the highlight of a trip to The Children’s Museum for both young and old. Adventure awaits this spring break at The Children’s Museum, so be sure to slide on in for museum fun! Jaclyn

Falkenstein is public relations coordinator for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Bob the Builder™—Project: Build It is presented by Delta Faucet, and was produced by HIT Entertainment and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The exhibit is supported locally by Veolia Water. ©2010 HIT Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman.

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Kidz Luv Bilingual Academy & Educational Childcare 4118 N Sheridan Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46226 Tumikia Gilbert 317-547-7323 Home: East: Christian - Catholic Infants- $150/wk; Toddlers- $125/ wk; Preschool-$100/wk Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kidz Luv has provided early childhood education to families for 10 years. Our Educational Childcare cares for children Infant-3 years and our Bilingual Academy implements Spanish and Sign Language into our preschool cirriculum, and is for children ages 3-5. We are NAFCC Accredited, State Licensed and CCDF is accepted.

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Wee Folk Child Care

Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Indianapolis 317-926-3640 Ages: 4 weeks+

Quality in-home child care serving caring families for 20 years. (CPR, 1st aid certified, and state licensed). Two meals and one snack provided daily along with baby food and regular formula. We provide quality learning through play in a non-smoking Christian environment. Preschool program providing Kindergarten prep is available. $130/week. 7:15-5:30 M-F.



1950 E. Greyhound Pass, Ste 18-301, Carmel, IN 46033 Contact: Kristin Slade 317-985-9505 kristins@seekingsitters Agency

SeekingSitters Indianapolis North is the solution for all of your childcare needs. We are an on-demand service for families seeking babysitters. Whether your need is last minute, one-time, part-time, or full-time, we can solve your childcare dilemma. Visit for more information and to sign up!


Shining Stars Home Childcare

4851 Rocky Knob Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46254 Erin Bonnell 317-222-6156 NOW ENROLLING!!

Shining Stars Home Child Care is now accepting applications for children, infants through school age. Licensed Home Child Care Provider with 10+ years of experience working with children: in child care settings and more recently as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a part of Paths to Quality which assists child care centers in implementing educational requirements for young children. I am CPR/First aid certified, trained in Universal Precautions, as well as Safe Sleep Practices. Hours are 7 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Full time, Part time, Hourly and Before/After School rates available. CCDF is accepted. Please contact me for more information, to answer any questions, and to request an application packet. Feel free to request a face-to-face meeting in order for us to get to know each other and to see where the children will be playing and learning. I look forward to helping your child shine!



Maria Montessori International Academy

431 E. Northfield Dr., Brownsburg, IN


317-852-3900 Ages: 12 months to 6 years Maria Montessori International Academy offers a child centered Montessori program allowing children to learn at their own pace and are treated with respect. Teachers encourage and inspire children to do not only the minimum, but also their best, where learning should be a happy, joyous experience! Children learn how to think for themselves and how to solve problems in original and creative ways and have a positive selfimage. Children participate in math, language, music, art, practical life, science, geography, and foreign language. Discover the Difference at the Maria Montessori! Now accepting applications for all ages toddlers, Pre-K and Kindergarten.


Carmel Montessori Schools, Inc.

Emily & Scott Rudicel 1402 W. Main St. Carmel, IN 317-580-0699 Ages: Pre-school through Kindergarten.

Carmel Montessori School is located on the beautiful campus at St. Christopher’s Church on the NE corner of Main St. and Meridian in Carmel. Our directress is American Montessori Certified with 10 years headteaching experience. We offer a beautiful, peaceful and positive Montessori learning environment. Extended days available.

Clay Montessori

Peggy White 463 East Main St. Carmel 317-849-9519 or 317-580-1850 Ages: 3-6

Call for more information. (Affiliated with Fisher’s Montessori). Morning, afternoon and full-day programs.

Gymboree Play & Music

12524 N. Gray Rd, Carmel, IN 46033 Phone: 317-574-9626

Gymboree offers unique Play & Learn, Music or Art events & parties. These events are lead by our professional teachers in our clean, creative and colorful environment. We can also bring the event to you with our mobile program. Ages birth - 5 years.

The Montessori Learning Center Elizabeth Williams 1402 W. Main St. Carmel 317-846-8182


Ages: Grades 1-3

The Montessori Learning Center Elementary program focuses on developing the whole child through interaction with an interdisciplinary curriculum. Our program specifically meets the needs of each child and is aligned with Indiana State Standards.

Primrose School at WestClay

13096 Moultrie Street 317-848-0123 Julie Bowman Ages/Grades: Our programs are offered to students ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age.

The Primrose School at WestClay is dedicated to providing outstanding educational care to students ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Our curriculum is NCA accredited and offers many extras such as Spanish, technology, sign language, character development, music appreciation, art appreciation, science, social studies, reading, English, and math. Please call today to learn how more than 90% of Primrose students out performed the national average.

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Maria Montessori International Academy 4370 Weston Point Dr. Zionsville

r e so u rc e s 317-769-2220 Ages: 3 months to 6 years old Maria Montessori International Academy offers a child centered Montessori program allowing children to learn at their own pace and are treated with respect. Teachers encourage and inspire children to do not only the minimum, but also their best, where learning should be a happy, joyous experience! Children learn how to think for themselves and how to solve problems in original and creative ways and have a positive self-image. Children participate in math, language, music, art, practical life, science, geography, and foreign language. The lead teachers possess bachelor degree and certification in Montessori Education. Discover the Difference at the Maria Montessori! Now accepting applications for all ages starting 3 months to 6 years located in Stonegate, Zionsville, IN.


Trinity Lutheran School 8540 East 16th Street Amanda Hoover 317-529-0138 Ages/Grades: Pre-school for ages 3-5yrs & K-8th

Our school is a loving environment. Our main goal is to teach and show our children and families the love of Jesus! Faith-Compassion-Achievement! Our students strive academically and spiritually in a faith enriched enviroment.


Fishers Montessori

Peggy White 12806 Ford Rd & 131st & Allisonville Rd. Fishers 317-849-9519 or 317-580-1850 Ages: 3-9

A quality learning environment offering preschool, kindergarten and elementary. Certification through American Montessori Society. 9-12, 12:30-3, 9-3.

Primrose School at Gray Eagle Mindy Smith 12290 Olio Road (Olio Road between 116th street and 126th street) Fishers 317-577-9480 mindy@ Ages: Infants thru full day kindergarten. Before/after care available.

At Primrose School at Gray Eagle we offer much more than a daycare experience. Our exclusive Balanced Learning curriculum prepares your child for academic success while fully integrating character development - creating a well-rounded young individual. Our safe, secure environment will provide you with peace-ofmind, knowing that your child is safe, happy and growing everyday! Full Time: $220 - $320 per week depending on age. Visit for more information.


My Backyard Fine Arts Preschool at Geist Sports Academy

11960 East 62nd Street Indianapolis 317-823-7734 Ages: 2 year-Pre K (5 year)

NOW ENROLLING! Children will discover their unique selves and learn about the world around them through exploring the visual arts, creative movement and music appreciation. 9-11:45 a.m. M-Fri; MWF 9-1:30pm.

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Maria Montessori International Academy 7507 N. Michigan Road,

Indianapolis, IN 46268 317-291-5557 Meridian St. - Michigan Rd. Infant to 6th grade Maria Montessori International School offers a child centered Montessori program allowing children to learn at their own pace and are treated with respect. Teachers encourage and inspire children to do not only the minimum, but also their best, where learning should be a happy, joyous experience! Because of this philosophy, children learn how to think for themselves and how to solve problems in original and creative ways and have a positive selfimage. Children participate in math, language, music, art, practical life, science, geography, and foreign language. The lead teachers possess bachelor degree and certification in Montessori Education. Discover the Difference at Maria Montessori International Academy! Now accepting applications for infant to 6th grade.

Multiple Locations Indiana Council of Preschool Cooperatives: ICPC

Multiple Locations in Indianapolis Area For schools, see below. ICPC Line: 317-767-7596 Ages: Preschool classes for ages 2-5; other programs vary - Kindergarten, Stay & Play, Enrichment/Extended Days.

Indianapolis Area Preschool and Kindergarten Cooperatives Cooperative Preschools: great for your child, great for you! Children and parents learn and grow together in the classroom with caring, experienced teachers. Indiana Council of Preschool Cooperatives (ICPC) member schools are: Apple House: 6121 E. County Rd 100 S, Avon, 797-5925 Butler: 2411 Indianapolis Ave, Indy, 226-4287 Downey: 111 S. Downey Rd, Indy, 359-5304 Edgewood: 4040 E. Thompson Rd, Indy, 767-7730 Fishers Point: 9959 E. 126th


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St, Fishers, 767-4312 Geist Orchard: 7879 N. 700 West, McCordsville, 336-7008 Meridian Hills Nursery School and Kindergarten: 7171 N. Pennsylvania, Indy, 255-0831 Meridian Street: 5500 N. Meridian St, Indy, 767-3003 Northeast Cooperative Preschool and Kindergarten: 5805 E. 56th St, Indy, 592-9790 Parkview: 4550 central Ave, Indy, 380-0628 Speedway: 3000 N. High School Rd, Indy, 356-2804 Willowcreek: 8170 Hague Rd, Indy, 578-5488

Polly Panda Preschool and Bridgford Kindergarten 2944 E. 56th St.., Indianapolis Gail Hacker and Tammy Clark 317-257-9127 17645 Oakmont Dr., Noblesville Mandy Galle 317-773-0387 Six weeks through Kindergarten, summer program also available.

Polly Panda provides a safe and healthy environment which enhances each child’s total growth. Our theme-based hands-on preschool program provides a wide-range experiences that foster learning, creativity and problem solving in all areas. A child’s sense of self-worth, independence and growth in social skills are developed through positive interaction with peers and our well-qualified and loving staff.


Legacy Christian School

1687 N. 10th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060 Lana Thompson 317-776-4186 lthompson@noblesvillechristianschool. Preschool - High School Noblesville


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Christian - Protestant/Other Preschool - 9th Grade Before/After School Care: Available Formerly Noblesville Christian School, we have been providing affordable Christian education in Hamilton County for more than ten years. Our new name reflects our constant focus: inspiring and equipping students to forge a godly legacy in our world. State accredited, we combine excellence in academics with Christ-centered teaching. Our full-day Kindergarten is 25-66% less costly than other programs, with music, art, library, gym and music weekly. Join us in leaving a Legacy!!

Primrose School at Bridgewater

14711 N. Gray Road, Noblesville, IN 46062 317-848-0123 Julie Bowman Please call to schedule a tour and to get tuition information. We are open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. We take many exciting fieldtrips so please call to learn more specific details. Our programs are offered to students ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are required to wear school uniforms. Before/After School Care: We offer before and after school programs, including transportation, to students up to 12 years of age.

The Primrose School at Bridgewater is dedicated to providing outstanding educational care to students ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Our curriculum is NCA accredited and offers many extras such as Spanish, technology, sign language, character development, music appreciation, art appreciation, science, social studies, reading, English, and math. Please call today to learn how more than 90% of Primrose students out performed the national average.


Arthur M. Glick JCC 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260 317-251-9467 Ages: 6 weeks - Grade K

Our loving caregivers and teachers demonstrate by example and encourage children to behave according to these values as the children are learning, playing and socializing with one another. The JCC embraces a learning-through-play teaching method to engage children in activities that promote creativity, accelerate learning and stimulate social interaction, all at each child’s individual pace.

Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Center

600 W. 70th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260 Joanie Waldman 317-259-6854 Ages/Grades: 12 mos.+, 18 mos.+, 2’s+ (8:50 am to 12:30 pm or 3:00 pm and choice of days). 3’s+ (8:50 am to 3:00 pm and choice of days). 4’s+/PreK (3 or 5 day option)and Kindergarten (5 full-day program 8:50 am to 3:00 pm) OPTIONS FOR ALL: Flexible early drop off at 7:30.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Full Academic Curriculum and Innovative Arts’ Enrichment. Our Program recognizes that intellectual, 38 INDY’S CHILD * MARCH 2010

social, emotional and physical development are interwoven. Our children will thrive on exploration, creativity, curiosity, discovery, spontaneity and more important, lots of love!

Children’s Day In Nursery School and Traditional Preschool

Christy Whaley 5500 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis 317-253-0472 Ages: Nursery School and Preschool

Ages/Grades: Grades 5 - 12 Created specifically for students with highfunctioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, The Independence Academy helps students achieve their highest level of independence and academic success. Dedicated and trained staff teach math, sciences, language arts, global studies, social and life skills, and more. Very small classes. Beautiful campus. A place to belong.

International School of Indiana

Denise Wagner, CFRE 4330 N. Michigan Road Indianapolis 317-923-1951 ext. 316 Ages: 3 years old-12th grade

The Children’s Day In Nursery School is a fully inclusive early childhood program with an emphasis on Christian values. It is designed to offer children 9 months to 3 years a positive and developmentally appropriate experience in the care of experienced caregivers. Classes are offered weekdays from 9 am to 2:30 pm. CDI Preschool program provides a quality developmentally appropriate education for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Program includes weekly Christian Life Skills, First Steps in Music (ICC) and Book Club. 3’s: T & Th, 4/5’s MWF. 9-2:30 pm. Summer Camp available.

ISI is founded on the belief that an introduction to a second language, exposure to different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds and an International Baccalaureate-driven curriculum all work together to foster critical and independent thought. $12,250 pre-k through 8th grade and $12,960 for High School. Financial aid available for qualifiers.

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Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School

7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260 Regina Covey for Registration; Director Susan Stewart for Curriculum 317-252-5517 Ages/Grades: 7 months to 5 years

Children’s Circle is a weekday, developmentally appropriate, activity-based Christian program. We meet the needs of the whole child in a fun, creative, nurturing environment. Here, children can develop the skills necessary to live in today’s world. Our experienced faculty leads children toward discovery of who they are and what they can do. We embrace excellence in education by nurturing the whole child -- physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.

Early Childhood Center, The Church at the Crossing John Drake or Kelly Belt 9111 N. Haverstick Rd. Indianapolis 317-575-6508 Ages: 12mos - Pre-K 5’s

Our Mothers Day Out (12-35mos) 9:15-2:30 and Preschool (3yrs-PreK’s) programs provide relaxed, playful, secure environments that nurture creativity and encourage the exploration of God’s world, a wide variety of learning materials, & friendships, with readiness activities woven through each study unit. Need longer hours? Try our childcare ministry, The Neighborhood designed for 2-PreK 6:30-6pm M-F. Call for information and to schedule tours.

Fairview Early Childhood Program

Melissa Peterson 4609 N. Capital Ave. Indianapolis 317-253-4990 Ages: 12 mo-5 yrs. (or up to Kindergarten)

Fairview ECP has a developmental, experienced based curriculum in a warm and inclusive environment. Curriculum is designed to promote positive social behavior, respect for diversity, positive self-concept, independence, creativity and critical thinking skills. Come and visit us!

The Independence Academy of Indiana, Inc.

612 West 42nd Street Ruth Padgett 317-926-0043 ruthpadgett@ t

7171 N. Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN 46240 317-255-0831 $48 - $233/month. Limited financial assistance available. Ages three through Kindergarten go on field trips periodically. Ages 2, 3, 4 and Kindergarten. Average class size: 14.

Founded in 1960, Meridian Hills Cooperative School is dedicated to helping children, parents and teachers grow together. Classes provide a positive, nurturing environment for 2-year-olds through Kindergarten with a special emphasis on parent education. Parents help daily in the spacious classrooms, on a beautiful half-acre playground and with a caring, experienced staff.

montessori Centres

Lynne Boone, Director 563 Westfield Blvd. W. Dr. Indianapolis 317-257-2224 Ages: 2 1/2-3rd grade

Stressing peace and respect for all, we’ve worked with children to develop critical-thinking and time-management skills since 1966. Montessoricertified lead teachers serve children aged 2 1/23rd grade. Our classroom structure and materials allow children to be self-directed and selfpaced. Our well-rounded curriculum includes French and Spanish, art, and computer labs. True Montessori environment serving children at all levels from gifted to special needs. Pre/K: 8:3011:30 or 8:30-3:15.

Park Tudor School

7200 N. College Ave. David Amstutz 317-415-2777 Ages/Grades: Junior Kindergarten (ages 3-5) - Grade 12

Park Tudor School’s exceptional educators and extraordinary opportunities prepare students to become confident and resourceful lifelong learners. The school community creates an inspiring college-preparatory learning environment for highly motivated young people. Two-year Global Scholars program for juniors and seniors; 19 AP classes; full-day kindergarten; Spanish beginning at age 3.

St. Luke’s Early Childhood Programs 100 West 86th Street,

Indianapolis, IN 46260 Bobbi Main-Jackson, Dir. 317-844-3399 Cost/Tuition/Financial Aid: Available upon request Labor Day-Memorial Day 9am-1pm with Summer Programs available Preschool 3 yrs (by Sept 1 of school year)-5 yrs, Parents’ Day Out 10 mos (by Sept 1 of school year)-3 yrs Tours available upon request. St Luke’s Community Preschool is a weekday, developmentally appropriate and experience based program. Two well-trained, degreed teachers are in each classroom. Parents’ Day Out is a structured play experience that provides parents some time for themselves on a regular basis on M, Th, F. We provide a warm and loving Christian environment in which children can learn and grow. Tours available upon request. Visitors welcome.

St. Richard’s School

33 E. 33rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205 Melinda W. Fisher 317-926-0425 x134 Cost/Tuition/Financial Aid: PKGrade Four $13,115 Grades FiveEight $13,715 2009 FA: $450,000 Multiple field trips per grade level offered each year Age three (3) through Grade Eight Prefer student to be three years old prior to June 1st for Pre-Kindergarten. Before/After School Care: Before Care: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. After Care: 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Independent Episcopal day school offering a community filled with academic rigor, faith based ecumenism and long-standing traditions. Its mission is to instill knowledge and values for a lifetime through the implementation of five Pillars for Success: Faith, Classic Curriculum, Leadership, Civic Responsibility, and Global Readiness. PreKindergarten (3) through Grade 8.

Sycamore School

1750 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 Dr. Susan Karpicke, Director of Admissions 317-202-2500 1/2 day programs range from $5,030 to $8010; Full-day PreK through 8th grade is $13,495 for 2009-2010. Financial assistance is available. Please contact M -TH 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.; F 8:15 a.m.2:15 p.m. Parent Tours: Please call 317202-2519 to schedule a parent tour. 2 yrs. 8 mos. - 8th grade

At Sycamore, teachers trained in gifted education deliver a curriculum designed to challenge and engage gifted learners. Art, music, Spanish, PE and technology are taught at all levels. Extensive field trips, athletics, child care, financial aid, and a wide variety of after school activities are offered.

The orchard school

Kristen Hein, Director of Admissions 615 W. 64th St. Indianapolis 317-713-5705 Ages: Preschool 3/4 through Grade 8

The Orchard School, an independent, nonsectarian, progressive school, emphasized experiential learning. Orchard teachers engage the natural curiosity of children, develop

r e so u rc e s academic excellence, and provide leadership experience through well-rounded education. Orchard’s diverse community and commitment to multicultural education inspires responsible, global citizenship. Founded in 1922. NAIS, ISACS, NAEYS accredited. Call to schedule a personal tour, and check our Web site for the date and time of our annual Open House. Applicants are selected without regard to their ability to pay tuition. Every effort is made to provide financial assistance where needed. Tuition is all-inclusive. Before/after care available.


WEE Care Preschool and Kindergarten

8901 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256 Sandi Carter 317-594-6968 $145 per month for our 2 - 3 program; $205 for our PreKindergarten program; $215 for our Kindergarten program; $90 for Mom’s Day Out; $205 for 2 - 3 year olds with Mom’s Day Out 2 - 3 years meet Tues/Thurs from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; PreK and Kindergarten meet Tues/Thurs 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. AND Wed from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 6 months - 3 years can take advantage of Mom’s Day Out on Wed from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 6 months old (for Mom’ Day Out) through Kindergarten Early drop off is offered for an additional fee (ask for details).

We are a Christian Preschool located inside Fall Creek Baptist Church on Fall Creek Road. We provide structure and guided activities to develop language, reading, writing and math skills appropriate to your child’s stage of development.

Music, Spanish and Motor Gym are also offered with the program. Call for your personal tour today! And...ask about our early registration discounts!


Bethel Nursery School

5252 W. 52nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46254 Becky Forsythe 317-293-1555 Before and after school care available.

We’ve provided high quality preschool for over 50 years. Among our many goals for education of young children is to provide experiences which help a child express himself creatively and to maintain an environment which stimulates and nurtures intellectual curiosity. One of the first NAEYC accredited preschools in the area. Registration for next year begins mid February.

International Montessori School, Inc. 2150 West 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 Ranee Dhadialla 317-575-8733 Please call for information regarding pricing. 9 A.M. - 12 Noon or 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. with options for 7-9 A.M., 3-6 P.M. 3 - 9 years Before/after school care available.

A unique & warm place for children ages 3-9 years providing quality Montessori Education including exposure to diverse cultures, languages, art, music and more.


Carousel Day Service Ministry/Barnes United Methodist Church

PO Box 781348, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1348 Victoria Keaton 317-946-5470 $25.00 Application Fee 6:am til 6:pm Field Trips: $7.50 thru $15.00/child Ages/Grades: 0 thru 13 Methodist Before/after school care available

Carousel Day Service Ministry is a registered child development facility. Our care and development focus includes children with Down Syndrome, autism, developmentally disabled, and mentally challenged. Our curriculum includes Spanish.

The Children’s House

2404 W. 62nd St. (near Michigan Rd.), Indianapolis, IN 46268 Susan Catania or Mary Sexson 317-253-3033 Ages/Grades: 2 1/2 years - 14 years of age

The Children’s House offers a Montessori preschool. The four areas of our preschool are practical life, sensorial, math and language. The Montessori preschool is available on a nine or twelve month calendar. The elementary level is an ungraded, continuous-progress school where children discover and pursue their unique talents and needs. Each child is provided with an individual learning experience based on the assumption that children are naturally inquisitive and want to learn. The Children’s House has helped shape the lives of hundreds of Indianapolis


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Montessori School of Westfield, Inc.

800 E. Sycamore Street, Westfield Mary Lyman, Directress 317-867-0158 Ages/Grades: Toddler- 15 months to 3 years; Ages 3-Kindergarten; Elementary 1: Grade 1-3; Elementary 2: Grade 4-8

Located on 3 wooded acres in Central Indiana, the Montessori School of Westfield adheres to the academic traditions of Montessori while serving the present day child.

Parenting Program First Years Family Center

P.O. Box 90315, Indianapolis, IN 46240 Peggy Meyer 317-201-6485 peg@

First Years brings you together with other parents who are going through the same ages and stages that you are experiencing with your child. Our discussion groups are as supportive as they are informative. We incorporate children with special needs into our current programs. We also provide you and your child with an enriched play environment free of those distractions you have at home.

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Everyone expects an exceptional academic experience for gifted students at Sycamore School. What some may not know is that our Middle School program offers so much more - the finest art, band and choir programs, exciting field trips, drama and service clubs, and a wide variety of athletic and academic teams.

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(Noblesville). One Library Plaza, Noblesville. 317-770-3242.

Bookworms: Down the Rabbit Hole

Library Kids Adventures: All Nickelodeon

For children in grades 1 & 2. You’d be mad as a hatter to miss this. Don’t be late for this very important date. 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library Storytime Room. 55 4th Avenue S.E., Carmel. http://

For children in grades 3-5. Come for some Nickelodeon Jeopardy. 4:00-5:00 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library Storytime Room. 55 4th Avenue S.E., Carmel.

Faculty Artist Series: Musical Dramas in English Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. The acclaimed UIndy voice faculty comes together again to present dramatic works of Benjamin Britten (selections from Abraham and Isaac and Peter Grimes), Lee Hoiby, Dominick Argento and more. 7:30 p.m. University of Indianapolis. 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis.

Family Wiibrary Looking for some free family fun? The first Monday of every month is Family Wii Night! Mom and Dad and Little Sister can all have some fun at the library. 5:00 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Trafalgar Branch. 424 Tower Street, Trafalgar. http://www.jcplin. org. 317-878-9560.

Wednesday 3 Davis & Devitt 12:15 p.m. Indianapolis Artsgarden. 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-624-2563.

Family Movie Night

Tuesday 2 Central Library Book Discussion: “Dewey: The cat who touched the world” 6 pm. Central Library. 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. 317275-4100.

Dr. Seuss Family Program Bring the family and join in the fun as we enjoy crafts, snacks and stories by our old friend Dr. Seuss. Space is limited. Registration is required. v. 7 - 8 pm. Hamilton East Library

Families and children of all ages are invited for a fun family film. 5:00 p.m. InfoZone Library Branch. 3000 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis. 317-275-4430.

Hands-On! Parents and grandparents, does your child or grandchild have ADHD? If so, this program is for you! We will have puzzles, blocks, arts and crafts, games, and other activities available for children of all ages. This is a time for parents and grandparents of children with ADHD to network and get support from each other while the kids have fun and make friends in a welcoming atmosphere. Please feel free to arrive and leave at any point during the scheduled


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National Concert Band Festival

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6 - 10 pm. $18 adults, $10 students. Clowes Memorial Hall. 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis. 317-940-6444.

It’s gaming night once again, so come and play your favorite games while hanging out and eating junk food. Bring your friends. 6:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Clark Pleasant Branch. 530 Tracy Rd., Ste. 250, New Whiteland. 317535-6206.

Community Tuesday at White River State Park The first Tuesday of every month means discounts at all of your favorite attractions: Eiteljorg, NCAA, Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum and White River Gardens. Visit Website for details. All Day. Discount Tuesday. See Website for details or call. White River State Park. 801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. 800-665-9065.

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Thursday 4 Fishers Parks and Recreation: Totally Awesome 80’s Party Mothers, grab your son’s for this Totally Awesome 80’s Party! Join in and dance to the music of Bon Jovi and Journey for this year’s Mother Son Dance. Gear up for some totally awesome fun and relive the 80’s as if they were today. For boys age 5-8 years old and their mothers. Registration ends 2/25. AFTER PAYMENT, TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE. WEB REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED FOR THIS EVENT. 7:00pm-8:30pm. Resident: $8; Non-Resident: $16. Billericay Park Building. 12690 Promise Road, Fishers. (317) 595-3133.

Jewelry Making - Mother and Daughter Mom, this is a great way to spend time with your daughter, making jewelry. Together you will each work on your own bracelet. You will have lots of wonderful and colorful beads to choose from. Tools will be provided to use during the class and cost of materials included. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to spend one on one time with your child. Deadline for registration is one week prior to class. Ages: 8 yrs and older plus Mom. $9. 5 -6 pm. Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center. 396 Branigin Blvd., Franklin. parks/carc.asp. 317-736-3689.

Target Free Family Night Visit Bob the Builderô - Project: Build It and join The Children’s Museum as they encourage young imaginations and promote early learning with activities, performances and special guests. Sponsored generously by Target, the first Thursday of each month The Children’s Museum opens free of charge from 4 - 8 p.m. 4-8 p.m. Free. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. http:// (317) 3343322.

Taste of Carmel The Taste of Carmel is a festive evening that brings together families and friends for an evening of food, fun and fund-raising. This annual adults only event will be held on Thursday, March 4th , 2010, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at The Ritz Charles in Carmel. Activities include sampling menu items from 20 to 30 Carmel area restaurants, silent auction, live entertainment, and plenty of community camaraderie. Presented by the Orchard Park Elementary School PTO, 100% of the proceeds from Taste of Carmel will go to the school for student programs. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at the school office from 10 to 3pm on school days by calling 8481918.• This is an adult only event.• Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $35.• We do have reserved tables available as well.• We look forward to seeing†you at this wonderful event. 6:00pm to 9:00pm. $30 in advance or $35 day of event. Ritz Charles. 12156 North Meridian Street, Carmel. 908-7436.

The Greatest Most Fantastical New Plants Ever 7 - 8 pm. $20 public, $11 members. Indianapolis Museum of Art. 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis. http://www.imamuseum. org. 317-920-2659.


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Friday 5 Escape to the Tropics Bring the family to enjoy games, crafts and treats at our tropical festival! All ages welcome, no registration required. 6-8PM. Free. Garfield Park Conservatory. 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. www. g a r f i e l d g a r d e n s c o n s e r v a t o r y.o r g . (317)327-7580.

Eagle Creek Little League, northwest Indianapolis’ youth baseball/softball program, is adding an extra day of signups for the 2010 season. It’s March 6 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) in the East Gym at Pike High School. For more information, go to or call (317) 409-8497. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pike High School (East Gym). 5401 West 71st Street, Indianapolis. http://www.eaglecreekll. com. 317-409-8497.

Holliday Park: Puppets in the Park

The Motown Story In partnership with the Madame Walker Theatre, the Asante Children’s Theatre is proud to present “The Motown Story”, a spectacular, electrifying musical, adapted to the stage by storyteller and playwright Deborah Asante. “The Motown Story” pays tributes to the empire built by Berry Gordy and celebrates the music made popular by the legendary Temptations, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes and much, much more. March 5th (8 PM), March 6th (2:30 PM), March 7th (4 PM), March 12th (8 PM), March 13th (8 PM), March 14th (4 PM). $5, $12,/advance and $15/ door. Madame Walker Theatre Center. 617 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis. http://www. 317.627.4755.

First Friday Family Movie Night For ages 5-12; must be accompanied by an adult. 6-7:30pm. FREE. Washington Park. 3130 E. 30th St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-327-PARK.

Home School Skates Great Family Music Mix $3.50/per person includes skates Ask about our special pricing for immediate family groups of 6 or more. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. $3.50 per person, includes skate rental. Skateland. 3902 N. Glen Arm Road, Indianapolis. www.skatelandindy. com. (317) 291-6795.

Children’s puppeteer Diane Breier brings nature to life through her puppet shows. Each show is different, but all end with a chance to take a close look at the stars of the show. Geared for children ages 2-6, registration required. 1:002:00 pm. $3/individual. Holliday Park Nature Center. 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis. 3173277180.

Indiana Caledonia Pipe Band 10 am - Noon. Indiana State Museum. 650 W. Washington St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-232-1637.

Retro Saturday Night! Pull the mini-skirt out of the closet. Dust off those blue suede shoes. And get ready for an evening of peace, love - and memories. The great music of the ‘50s and ‘60s, along with a multitude of other blasts from the past, are backdrops for the inaugural “Retro Saturday Night!” to benefit the Warren Arts & Education Foundation (WAEF). The fundraiser takes place Saturday, March 6, 7 to 11 pm, at Maple Creek Golf & Country Club, 10521 East 21st Street. Tickets are $30 for singles, $50 for couples, and available by calling the WAEF office, 317.869.4383. For more information about the Foundation, call 317/869.4383 or log on at 7 to 11 pm. $30 for singles, $50 for couples. Maple Creek Golf & Country Club. 10521 East 21st Street, Indianapolis.

Teen Tech Week: Amazing Robots!

Saturday 6 Journey Through Asia: Bharata Natyam - East Indian Classical Dance As part of the series celebrating Asian cultures, languages and people, individuals of all ages are invited as Nivedita Rangnekar demonstrates the traditional hand gestures, precise neck movements and rhythm footwork of Bharata Natyam, an ancient East Indian dance. This series is presented by the Indianapolis Art Center and Young Audiences of Indiana, Indiana-Regional Origami Network (IRON) of Folders. 2 p.m. Franklin Branch. 401 State Street, Franklin. (317) 738-2833.

Avon Elementary Schools PTO Winter Carnival Avon Elementary Schools PTO Winter Carnival will be held at Avon High School. There will be inflatables, activities, games, and food. Lots of fun for all ages!. 10 am - 3 pm. Varies. Avon High School. C.R. 150, Avon.

Eagle Creek Little League signups

Come see the fabulous inventions of Red Alert 1741, the award-winning Robotics Team from Center Grove High School. These talented students will be demonstrating their high-tech know-how all afternoon, so stop by and marvel at their creations. Refreshments provided. 12:00-3:00 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: White River Branch. 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. 317-885-1330.

Sunday 7 Holliday Park: Naturalist on the Loose Join a naturalist as we leave the nature center behind and embark on an exciting adventure! No registration required, just meet your guide under the gazebo at the Holliday Park playground. 2:00-3:00 pm. Free. Holliday Park Nature Center. 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis. 3173277180.

United Way’s Oscar Night America

7:30 p.m. $50. Murat Theatre. 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-632-7469.

Monday 8 LEGO in the Library Come to our Franklin Branch and show us what you can do with LEGO building blocks! We’ll pick a theme and see what you can create using the library’s LEGO collection. 4 p.m. Franklin Branch. 401 State Street, Franklin. (317) 7382833.

School Age Extra series: Test Tube Science Let’s experiment using test tubes for an interesting night of science! You will be amazed with what you discover just by combining simple materials such as lamp oil, water, food coloring, and more. 6:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Clark Pleasant Branch. 530 Tracy Rd., Ste. 250, New Whiteland. http:// 317-535-6206.

Tuesday 9 Clover Crafts Join us for a wee bit o’ fun with shamrocks, rainbows, and pots of gold. 4:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: White River Branch. 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. http://www. 317-885-1330.

Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphi 76ers 7 p.m. $10 - $100. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-917-2500.

Down Syndrome Indiana D.A.D.S. Meeting Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome, or D.A.D.S. is a Down Syndrome Indiana group of fathers with children who happen to have Down syndrome. We hesitate to call our self a “support group”, even though we do, in many ways, support each other. We prefer to think of D.A.D.S. as an “action group.” You won’t find us in a church basement drinking warm coffee and whining about having children with Down syndrome. Instead, you’ll find us out in the community coaching our kid’s sports teams, participating in our children’s IEPs, volunteering at local Down syndrome fund raising events, and even sponsoring fund raising events of our own. Join us for dinner on us, to discuss the unique challenges and joys of fathering an individual with Down syndrome. For more information about D.A.D.S contact Ray Glowner at: rayglowner@sbcglobal. net. The D.A.D.S. facebook group is located at: php?gid=110288739806. 6:30-8:30 P.M. Free. Loon Lake Lodge. 6880 E 82nd St, Indianapolis.

Wednesday 10 Games Hour Children and teens ages 6 - 18 are invited to play their favorite board games in the story theater. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. College Avenue Library. 4180 N. College Ave, Indianapolis. 317-275-4320.

Indiana Ice vs. Green Bay Gamblers For more information, contact The Indiana Ice at (317) 925-4423 or visit www.indianaice. com. 7:05pm. $15 & $9; Children 3-10 $13 & $7; Children 2 & under Free. Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. 317-9277500.

Internet Job Search 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Central Library. 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. http://www.imcpl. org. 317-275-4100.

Maple Syrup for Preschoolers at Ritchey Woods We will explore a nature related topic through books, a craft, a hike and hands on experiences. Please remember all activities are outside, so dress for the weather. Parents are required to stay. For ages 3-5. Do you know where maple syrup comes from? Come on over to learn how we make syrup from sap. You’ll even have a chance to do some taste testing. Pre-registration is required and ends one week prior to program. (fee per child, per session). 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm. Resident: $4; Non-Resident $6. Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. 10410 Hague Rd, Fishers. 317595-3150.

Origami for Teens Come make your own hanging origami art to take home with you. No previous origami experience is necessary. 4 p.m. Franklin Branch. 401 State Street, Franklin. (317) 7382833.

Moms and More Meeting at Center for Inquiry Snacks, conversation, light exercise, and reflection. Children are welcome with volunteers available to care for children while mothers converse. 10-11:30am. Free. Center for Inquiry. 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. http://www.mommymoon. org. 317-654-8684.

Thursday 11 Artist Talk: Joshua Mosley 6 pm. Indianapolis Museum of Art. 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-920-2659.

Book Buddies Storytime for children ages 4 through Kindergarten with super stories and cool crafts. 4:00-4:45 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library

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American Mensa Meeting (Central Indiana Chapter)

Books and Beans Book Discussion Group

Come have fun, participate in games and conversation with special guest speakers at each meeting. 7 pm to midnight. $7, $5 for members and $3 for kids under age 13. Bradfort Place Clubhouse. 5810 Bradston Way, Indianapolis. 317-876-7336.

Come join other book lovers at the Hamilton East Public Library each month to discuss some of the latest best sellers and most talked about books. This month’s book is The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander. For more information, contact Trudy in the Adult Reference Department of the Hamilton East Public Library at 773-1384 (option 3) or 5790300 (option 3). 7 - 8:45 pm. Hamilton East Library (Fishers). Five Municipal Dr., Fishers. 317-579-0300.

Digging Up Tales series: Leprechaun’s Gold Join us for great tales from the Green Isle. We’ll share lots of humorous stories from the little folk. Boys (and girls) will love learning the rules of catching a leprechaun. Don’t miss this session of our Digging for History adventure series. 4:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Trafalgar Branch. 424 Tower Street, Trafalgar. 317-878-9560.

Children’s Craft Classes The Greenwood Parks and Recreation Department is offering craft classes for children ages 10 and up. The craft classes will be held at the Greenwood Community Center the second Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please register one week in advance. Call 317-881-4545 to find out what craft is being offered each month and the cost. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Varies. Greenwood Community Center. 100 Surina Way, Greenwood. 317-881-4545.

Saturday 13 Bembe 1 p.m. Indianapolis Artsgarden. 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-624-2563.

Double-Shot Music Documentary Day at the IMA 11:30 am - 5 pm. $7 public, $5 members. Indianapolis Museum of Art. 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-920-2659.

Fishers Parks & Recreation: Teen Job Fair Join us for a unique opportunity to get job information and applications for seasonal summer positions, interviewing and resume’ tips, and advice on how to begin your job search. For ages 16-19. Registration begins 12/8/09 and ends 3/12/10. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Free. Fishers Train Station Meeting Room. 11601 Municipal Dr, Fishers. http:// 317.595.3150.

IAC Shamrock Run/Walk 9 a.m. Entry Fee $22 run, $20 walk. Monument Circle. 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis.

Joan Hamilton Band

Friday 12 Big Ten Conference Career Expo 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Union Station. 123 W. Louisiana St., Indianapolis. 317-267-0701.

Ralphie May 8 p.m. $27. Murat Theatre. 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. http:// 317-632-7469.

Seuss-tastic Drop-In Craft For young children & their caregivers. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday month with us by grabbing your favorite adult and dropping in anytime between 10:00-11:30 a.m. to make your very own Seuss-tastic craft. No registration is required. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Carmel Clay Public Library Storytime Room. 55 4th Avenue S.E., Carmel. http://www.

Spelling Bee for Homeschoolers Do you know how to spell G-A-L-V-AN-I-Z-I-N-G? If you like a good spelling challenge, grab your dictionary and get ready for our first Homeschool Spelling Bee! This program will have contests for two age groups: grades K-2 and grades 3-5. Participants in both groups will be asked to stand and spell one or two words from a list, which will be provided upon registration. Registration is required and begins Monday, March 1. You may register in person, online, or by calling 844-3363. 1:30-3:00 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library Storytime Room. 55 4th Avenue S.E., Carmel. 317-844-3363.

2 p.m. Indianapolis Artsgarden. 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-624-2563.

Library of the Living Dead From classic novels rewritten to films starring the reanimated, zombies are everywhere. Come in and we’ll explore their evolution. 1:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Trafalgar Branch. 424 Tower Street, Trafalgar. 317-878-9560.

Norah Jones 8 p.m. $48- $58. Murat Theatre. 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317632-7469.

Physics: What a Blast! For children in grades 4-7. Watch Keith Adams, Ph.D. and Physics Outreach Coordinator for the Purdue University Department of Physics, as he shows us some amazing experiments to prove the principles of physics. It’s better than magic! Free tickets are required and will be available beginning Saturday, March 6, either online or at the Children’s Reference Desk. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library Program Room. 55 4th Avenue S.E., Carmel. http://

The Wacky Faces of Peter Cook 2-3 pm. $10 adults, $5 kids. Indiana History Center. 450 W. Ohio St, Indianapolis. http:// 317-232-1882.

Free Family Tours at the IMA The IMA offers free, 30-minute tours for families with children of all ages on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. 1:30 and



ONgoing EVENTS Tony-nominated top 40 score, Footloose has the heart and music to get everybody on their feet. Original stage Occurring Daily Beginning Tuesday, March 09, adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, music 2010 Through Sunday, March 14, 2010. Presented by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, additional by Broadway in Indianapolis. V. $22 - $67. Clowes music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins Memorial Hall. 4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis. http:// and Jim Steinman. On stage through March 21. Beef 317-940-6444. & Boards Dinner Theatre. 9301 N. Michigan Rd, Indianapolis. 317-872-9664. 2010 Indiana State Museum

101 Dalmations

Pinewood Derby

Occurring Daily Beginning Thursday, March 11, 2010 Through Sunday, March 14, 2010. $3. Indiana State Museum. 650 W. Washington St, Indianapolis. http:// 317-232-1637.

Girls Night Out

Ongoing on the fourth Saturday of each Month. Massage, Hand Treatments, Foot Treatments, Chair Massage, Facial Massage, Brow Wax, Food & Fun. Bring a friend and come hang with the girls . 6-9PM. Choose Art, Rubber Stamp, & 3 services for $30. Eden’s Pathway. 5496 Emerson Paper Arts Festival Way, Indianapolis. Occurring Daily Beginning Saturday, March 06, 317.205.9377. 2010 Through Sunday, March 07, 2010. Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. http:// Going Green Festival 317-927-7500. Occurring Daily Beginning Friday, March 19, 2010 Through Saturday, March 20, 2010. Friday 9:30 Becky’s New Car a.m. - 2 p.m; Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $7 adults, $4 Occurring Daily Beginning Wednesday, March 24, 2010 children. Indiana State Museum. 650 W. Washington Through Sunday, April 11, 2010. Various Times. $34 St, Indianapolis. 317-232- $39. Indiana Repertory Theatre. 140 W. Washington 1637. St, Indianapolis. 317635-5252.

Hello, Dolly!

Occurring Daily Beginning Thursday, March 25, 2010 Through Sunday, May 02, 2010. The Tony AwardOccurring Daily Beginning Thursday, March 11, 2010 winning classic Hello, Dolly! opens March 25. Based Through Sunday, March 14, 2010. Various Times. on Thornton Wilder’s ìThe Matchmaker,î it’s the story $165-$275. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania of turn-of-the-century matchmaker Dolly Levi, who is St, Indianapolis. http://www.consecofieldhouse. filled with personality and plans of her own to marry the wealthy Horace Vandergelder ñ even if he doesn’t com. 317-917-2500. know it yet. Horace has his sights set on a pretty young widow, but Dolly doesn’t give up on getting her man.

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament

Occurring Daily Beginning Thursday, March 04, 2010 Through Sunday, March 07, 2010. Various Times. $45. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www.consecofieldhouse. com. 317-917-2500.

Carousel Occurring Daily Beginning Tuesday, March 02, 2010 Through Sunday, March 28, 2010. Various Times. Thurs. $25; Fri.-Sun. $32. Indianapolis Civic Theatre. 3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-924-6770.

Community Tuesday at White River State Park Occurring on the first Tuesday of each Month Through Tuesday, November 30, 2010. The first Tuesday of every month means discounts at all of your favorite attractions: Eiteljorg, NCAA, Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum and White River Gardens. Visit Website for details. All Day. Discount Tuesday. See Website for details or call. White River State Park. 801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 800-665-9065.

Easley Winery Job Fair Occurring Daily Beginning Friday, March 19, 2010 Through Saturday, March 20, 2010. We are looking seasonal, part time and year-round workers. Bring your resume and a smile! . 9am-12pm. Easley Winery. 205 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-636-4516.

Footloose Occurring Daily Through Sunday, March 21, 2010. Bursting onto the stage with a youthful spirit Feb. 11 is Footloose, an energetic stage version of the 1984 hit movie musical. After moving to a puritanical town, Ren is compelled to shake things up by planning a senior prom for his classmates even though the local minister has forbidden dancing. With an Oscar and

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2:30 p.m. Free. Indianapolis Museum of Art. 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis. www. 317-923-1331.

Nature Preserve. 10410 Hague Rd, Fishers. 317-595-3449.

Virginia Ave, Indianapolis. 317-275-4390.

Junior Gardener Club

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Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Bobcats

Children ages 6-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled time in the Children’s Garden. There will be a different topic each month. Registration required. 11am-12pm. Free. Garfield Park Conservatory. 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. www. 317327-7580.

Sunday 14 Big Ten Hoops Day 5K 11 a.m. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www.

Hoosiers in Hollywood: Eight Men Out 2 p.m. Central Library. 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. 317275-4100.

Horticopia 2 pm. $5 per person. Indianapolis Museum of Art. 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis. http:// 317-920-2659.

Journey through Asia: Asia FantAsia! 2 p.m. Central Library. 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-275-4100.

Maple Syrup for Families Come to Ritchey Woods to discover where maple syrup comes from. Join the nature staff as we hike in search of the perfect tree, taste some sap, talk about the history of maple syrup, and end back at the campfire where the sap is being turned into syrup. Min 18/Max 30. Pre-registration is required and ends one week prior to program. 03:0004:00pm. Resident $4; NonResident $6. Ritchey Woods

Faculty Artist Series: Celebrating Chopin Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. Pianist Richard Ratliff celebrates the 2010 bicentennial of the birth of FrÈdÈric Chopin with selections from the innovative Polish master’s Mazurkas, Waltzes and Polonaises. Ratliff acknowledges Chopin’s considerable influence on later generations by presenting Chopin-inspired pieces by composers from the 19th through 21st centuries: music of Alexander Scriabin, George Rochberg, UIndy’s John Berners and the premiere of a new work written especially for the occasion by Richard Pressley. 7:30 p.m. University of Indianapolis. 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis.

Severe Weather Safety The White River Township Fire Department will be here with their Safety Trailer to teach us what to do when severe weather strikes! Join us for this funóand potentially lifesavingóexperience. 4:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: White River Branch. 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. http://www. 317-885-1330.


7 p.m. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-917-2500.

Library Kids Adventures: All About Food For children in grades 3-5. You’ll just have to come and see what this is all about, . 4:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library Storytime Room. 55 4th Avenue S.E., Carmel.

Sew Fun! Plastic Canvas Sewing Have you ever tried plastic canvas sewing? It’s easy and fun! Come learn how to get started and take a project home to finish. 4:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: White River Branch. 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. http://www. 317-885-1330.

Sound of Music Noon - 1 pm. Indiana State Library. 140 N. Senate Ave, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-232-3675.

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Unlocking the Future! Peek into the future as we learn about different w a y s people have tried to predict things yet to come. We foresee this program in your destiny. 4:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Trafalgar Branch. 424 Tower Street, Trafalgar. http://www. 317-878-9560.

Tuesday 16 Family Game Night at Fountain Square Families are invited to create a fun family memory playing old fashioned board games. 6 p.m. Fountain Square Library. 1066

Conversations with David Dance Kaleidoscope’s Artistic Director David Hochoy, interviews Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s International Director Eytan Pe’er and members of the company. 6-7:30pm. Free. Indiana Repertory Theatre. 140 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis. www. 317-940-8459.

Musical Theatre Summer Camp Starting July 12 & July 26, one-week sessions • Ages 8 through 18 High-energy, intensive all-day learning experience for young students in acting, singing and dancing.

Classes at Indianapolis Civic Theatre 317-924-6770 x217 or INDIANAPOLIS CIVIC THEATRE 3200 Cold Spring Road On the campus of Marian University


12:15 p.m. Indianapolis Artsgarden. 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-624-2563.

Teen Gaming Night We’re bringing out the Wii and the board games. Bring your friends and come for the fun. 6 - 8 pm. Hamilton East Library (Noblesville). One Library Plaza, Noblesville. http://www. 317-770-3242.

Southside Mothers and More Chapter Meetings Indianapolis Southside Mothers and More is a non-profit organization that cares for the caregiver. Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. If you would like more information on our group send an e-mail to our membership chairperson Faith at 7-9pm. Methodist Medical Plaza. 8830 S. Meridian St, Indianapolis. http://mothersandmore39. (317) 862-3525.

Friday 19 Chair-ity Affair The Care for Kids Foundation invites you to attend the second annual Chair-ity Affair on March 19, 2010 from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Mavris Arts and Event Center at 121 South East Street Indianapolis. This special evening brings together the arts, businesses and community for a live and silent auction that’s all about chairs! The Chair-ity Affair features two types of chairsóartist chairs and celebrity chairs. Artist chairs are unique designs by local and national artists and celebrity chairs are personal chairs or autographed chairs donated by national celebrities and professional athletes. Tickets are $50 and will feature a strolling dinner, live entertainment and an auction of unique works of chair art. For more information, call Rene Chamberlain at 317-257-5437 for tickets and information. 7pm-11pm. $50. Mavris Arts and Event Center. 121 South East Street, Indianapolis. h t t p : // w w w. careforkidsnow. c o m / index_files/ c ha irit ya f f a ir. htm. 317-2575437.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Young people ages 12 and up are invited to learn about the mythology of Burma and the style of wood carvings known to Myanmar. Attendees will use a bamboo stylus to carve balsa foam. Call 275-4320 to register. 6:00 p.m. College Avenue Library. 4180 N. College Ave, Indianapolis. 317275-4320.

• Acting and storytelling • Preschool through age 14 • Adult classes also available

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Come make a Saint Patrick’s Day craft to take home with you, hear some Irish music, play Irish Hot Potato, get a shamrock painted on your face, and eat some festive snacks. Be sure to wear green. 4 p.m. Franklin Branch. 401 State Street, Franklin. (317) 738-2833.

Youth Night: Wooden Bird Carvings

Theatre Workshops starting in April

Known for its energetic choreography, dramatic lighting and driving music, Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary performance is open to the public at no charge. This world-class dance company is comprised of some of Israel’s most talented dancers. This event is an hour long contemporary dance performance followed by a question and answer session. 7-8:30pm. Free. Arthur M. Glick JCC. 6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis. 317726-5450.

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

Throughout Downtown. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Monument Circle. 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis.


International Contemporary Dance Performance

Art & Book Adventures series: Performing with Puppets We will have fun playing with puppets today as we learn different techniques to make them come “alive” and share a story. Create a puppet of your own to take home. Exercise art and literacy skills at this program. 4:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Clark Pleasant Branch. 530 Tracy Rd., Ste. 250, New Whiteland. 317-535-6206.

Happy Hour at the Symphony 6:30 p.m. $20. Hilbert Circle Theatre. 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis.

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Intermediate School. 2111 Sheek Road, Greenwood.

For more information, contact The Indiana Ice at (317) 925-4423 or visit www.indianaice. com. 7:05pm. $15 & $9; Children 3-10 $13 & $7; Children 2 & under Free. Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. 317-9277500.

Groovin On Ice

Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons 7 p.m. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-917-2500.

Saturday 20 4th Normal Form Band 1 p.m. Indianapolis Artsgarden. 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-624-2563.

American Girl Club Children ages 7 - 13 are invited to bring their favorite dolls and tell stories, create projects and learn about their dolls. 11 a.m. Wayne Library. 198 S. Girls School Rd, Indianapolis. 317-275-4530.

Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias “The Fluffy Shop Tour” 7 p.m. $28. Murat Theatre. 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. http://www.livenation. com/murat. 317-632-7469.

Elegant Vintages Wine Auction to Benefit the Indianapolis Zoo Wine lovers and Zoo fans should mark their calendars now for Indiana’s premier charity wine eventóThe Elegant Vintages 12th International Wine Auction. This very popular fundraiser will return on March 20, 2010, to the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Indianapolis Zoo, the largest zoo in the United States that is privately funded. Online ticket sales to this spectacular event are now available at Well respected and popular wine auctioneer David Reynolds will once again be conducting the highlight of the evening, the live auction. Conrad Indianapolis. 50 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis.

Find Your Pot of Gold at Easley Winery- Free Book Exchange Potatoes and Poets at Easley Winery. The potatoes- Our Cheesy Potato Soup for $5 per bowl. Tap into your literary side with copies of great Irish poetry floating about. The literary highlight is the Pot of Gold Free Book Exchange! Bring as many books as you would like and take home the same amount. All leftover books will be donated to the Indy Reads adult literacy program. If you would like more information about Indy Reads, please contact Kendra at 317275-4040. 12-6pm. Easley Winery. 205 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-636-4516.

Free Carnival Join Light of Life at their kick-off carnival. Free event which includes food, puppet show, music, bounce houses, face painters, games, prizes and much more. Check out www. for more information. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. FREE. Clark-Pleasant

Enjoy live music featuring the best blues rock musicians in the city in our Barrel Room. The Travis Feaster** Band with Tony Cheesebourough*** will be shaking the walls. Arrive early to get a seat, this Cheese-Feast is standing room only if you are late. Wine specials includes Merlot $7 bottle. Cheesy Potato Soup for $5 per bowl, . in honor of our headliner. 2-5pm. Easley Winery. 205 N. College Ave., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-636-4516.

Holliday Park Trail Run 10th Annual Holliday Park Trail Run offers a 5 mile course along the trails from Holliday Park to Marott Park. The event will include a 1 Mile Trail Run for children ages 6-10 and a Tot Trot for younger children. Presented by the Friends of Holliday Park to benefit Holliday Park’s Nature Center, educational programs and playground. 5 Mile Run begins at 9:30am, 1 Mile Run begins at 10:40am, Tot Trot begins at 10:50am. $15 - $25, Tot Trot Free. Holliday Park. 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis. www.hollidaypark@, 317475-9482.

Indiana Ice vs. Team USA For more information, contact The Indiana Ice at (317) 925-4423 or visit www.indianaice. com. 7:05pm. $15 & $9; Children 3-10 $13 & $7; Children 2 & under Free. Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. 317-9277500.

Jay Z with Young Jeezy & Trey Songs 7 p.m. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-917-2500.

Naptown Roller Derby For more information, call the Naptown Roller Girls Information Line at (317) 5221958 or visit www.naptownrollergirls. com. Doors open at 5:30pm; Bouts begin at 6pm. At the Door: $17; Advance $12; 6 & under Free; EMTs & Military F. Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. 317-9277500.

The Music of Pink Floyd 8 p.m. $34-$64. Hilbert Circle Theatre. 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis.

Women’s Fair For more information, call: 765-452-0299. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kokomo Event Center. 1500 North Reed Road ( US 31 North), Kokomo. http:// www.johanningciviccenter. org. 765-454-9999.

You Are There: The Indiana Experience The Indiana Historical Society is pleased to introduce You Are There, a programmatic component of the Indiana Experience, a new way to live history that will open to the public March 20, 2010, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. The History Center is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. You Are There experiences are three-dimensionally recreated historic photographs that include trained firstperson interpreters who interact with visitors and elicit personal connections to the past, allowing visitors to step back in time and become part of that history. Upon the grand



ONgoing EVENTS Book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman This enduring classic is on stage through May 2. Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. 9301 N. Michigan Rd, Indianapolis. http://www.beefandboards. com. 317-872-9664.

Occurring on the first Tuesday of each Month Through Friday, December 31, 2010. Mothers & More is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. We address mothers’ needs as individuals and members of society, and promote the value of all the work Hip Hop Dance mothers do. We meet on the first Tuesday of each Ongoing Each Monday Beginning Monday, March month at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 S. Green 01, 2010. This fresh and trendy program is gaining St, Brownsburg, IN at 7 pm. This chapter serves the popularity quickly. Participants will be taught the latest Plainfield, Avon, Brownsburg and W Indy areas. If you dance moves to popular age appropriate songs. We will would like more information, you may contact Kim complete warm-up, “attitude walks”, and a portion Baver @ or 317-830of a routine each week. Ages 6-9. Mondays: 6:45pm- 8004. 7-9 pm. Messiah Lutheran Church. 801 S. Green 7:30pm ages 6-9 Beginning March 1, 2010. Six week St, Brownsburg. session: $55/Greenwood Resident, $60/non-resident. 317-830-8004. Greenwood Parks and Recreation. 100 Surina Way, Peewinkle Joins the Circus Greenwood. 317-881-4545. Occurring Daily Beginning Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Through Saturday, March 13, 2010. When Indiana Flower & Patio Show Peewinkle becomes the Ringmaster, great fun begins... Occurring Daily Beginning Friday, March 12, 2010 rollerskating and juggling clowns, Frederico on the high Through Sunday, March 21, 2010. Indiana State flying trapeze, a unicyclist and much much more! The Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. http:// trick marionettes will keep your youngsters spellbound. 317-927-7500. Ages 2-10. Tickets: $8. Under two free. Free Popcorn! Postshow workshops, $3, purchased after show at Indy Kids Consignment studio Tix on line: Spring Sale OR call 317.917.9454. Various Times. $8. Peewinkle’s Occurring Daily Beginning Thursday, March 11, Puppet Studio. 25 E. Henry St., Indianapolis. http:// 2010 Through Saturday, March 13, 2010. Indy Kids 317-917-9454. Consignment started in 2005 and has had two sales a year since then. We have grown from a sale in the front yard to offering 11,000 square feet of high quality, new Pistols: Dazzling Firearms and gently used children’s clothing, gear and furniture, at the Eiteljorg Museum as well as maternity clothing. Shop at the most of American Indians experienced and the largest children’s consignment sale Occurring Daily Through Thursday, April 08, 2010. in Hamilton County. For complete details visit www. This collection includes the firearms of Presidents Free to the public. Hamilton County such as LBJ, JFK, Ronald Reagan, in addition to Fairgrounds. 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville. famous personalities such as Annie Oakley and Wild Bill Hickock. The collection is on loan from the Gene Autry collection in L.A. There will also be Indy Winter added value programming in conjunction with the Farmers Market exhibit. . Eiteljorg Museum. Occurring Daily Through Saturday, 500 W.Washington St, Indianapolis. http://www. April 24, 2010. 9-12:30pm. The 317-636-WEST. Chatham Center. 901 North East Street, Indianapolis. www. indywinterfarmersmarket. Public Ice Skating org. Occurring Daily Through Friday, April 30, 2010. Stop by the Pepsi Coliseum for two hours of skating fun. 2:30 - 4:30. Methodist Art & $4; Under 13 $3; $2 figure Antique Show skate rental or $3 hockey Occurring Daily Beginning skate renta. Indiana State Thursday, March 11, Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th 2010 Through Sunday, St., Indianapolis. http:// March 14, 2010. 7:05pm. $15 & $9; Children 317-927-7500. 3-10 $13 & $7; Children 2 & under Free. Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. Read All About It! 317-927-7500.

Building Imaginations

Mothers & More Chapter 92 Avon/Brownsburg/W Indy

Occurring Daily Beginning Tuesday, March 02, 2010 Through Saturday, April 10, 2010. The Children’s

Invent Now Kids proudly presents the wonder and excitement of the Camp Invention program. Led by local educators, this engaging program immerses children in grades one through six in hands-on, inquiry based activities disguised as fun! The Camp Invention program with ALL NEW ACTIVITIES is coming to over a dozen locations in the Indianapolis Metro Area. Visit our website or call for dates and locations. DISCouNTS AVAILAbLE — rEgISTEr ToDAy!


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opening of the Indiana Experience, visitors can enjoy three different You Are There settings. At least two will be available at all times, as new scenes will be rotated in on a regular basis. Indiana History Center. 450 W. Ohio St, Indianapolis. http://www.indianahistory. org. 317-232-1882.

Sunday 21 Classical Concerts at Central 2 p.m. Central Library. 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. 317275-4100.

Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 2:30 p.m. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-917-2500.

Indy Swing Dance Club Lessons 2-3 pm. Open social dancing 3-6 pm. Lessons 2-3 pm. Open social dancing 3-6 pm. $15; $10 members. Madame Walker Theatre. 617 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-2362099.

Monday 22 Kids Cooking! Learn the basics of cooking safety, and then help make some tasty treats at each of these sessions! Kidfriendly microwave and no-bake recipes

only. Yum. 4:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: White River Branch. 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. http://www.jcplin. org. 317-885-1330.

science experiments. 4 p.m. Franklin Branch. 401 State Street, Franklin. (317) 738-2833.

Tasting Club: Cheese

Special School Age Program - Blueberries

Gather together to share and savor some of our favorite tastes. Our f irst meeting will feature cheeses. Please bring a few of your favorite accompaniments -crackers, breads, olives. Hot tea will be served. If you have a good book featuring cheese, bring that too! Celebrate spring. 7 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Trafalgar Branch. 424 Tower Street, Trafalgar. 317-878-9560.

Celebrate the blues - blueberries that is! Learn more about this special fruit with stories, crafts and blueberry muff ins. For grades kindergarten through 4. Registration is required. Register by calling the Youth Services Department at 579-0304 or online at 4:30 - 5:15 pm. Hamilton East Library (Fishers). Five Municipal Dr., Fishers. http://www.hepl. 317-579-0300.

Tuesday 23 Greg O’Haver Benjamin Harrison Day Special recognition of the anniversary of President Harrison’s inauguration. Students will reenact the Ex-Parte Milligan court case in the Indiana Supreme Court at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For those not able to attend, the event will be webcasted after the f inal reenactment. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free. President Benjamin Harrison Home. 1230 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis. 317.631.1888.

Extreme Science: Forces and Motion Come to our Franklin Branch as we explore science in the world around us. Learn about the basic concepts of physics, forces, and motion, through some extreme

12:15 p.m. Indianapolis Artsgarden. 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-624-2563.

Holliday Park: Tales and Trails Join the Holliday Park staff for an exciting morning as we dive into the pages of our favorite children’s books and then venture out to explore the natural world. We will be inside and out, so dress for the weather and be ready to have fun! This is a parent/child class geard for children ages 3-4. Registraion required. 9:30-10:30 am. $3/child. Holliday Park Nature Center. 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis. 3173277180.

Come have a fun evening of cards and board games at the library. Learn a new game with family and friends. Snacks will be served. Bring your own game if you or your family has a special game you would like to share. 6:30 p.m. Franklin Branch. 401 State Street, Franklin. (317) 738-2833.

Friday 26 Animal Olympics Night Hike at Ritchey Woods Join our nature staff for a night hike! Begin your evening at the f ire. Bring food (like hotdogs or s’more f ixin’s) and drinks for the campf ire. We supply marshmallows and roasting sticks. The Winter Olympics are coming to a close, but the Ritchey Woods Animal Olympics are just beginning. Will you win in challenges against the gold medal animals of Indiana? Your family will have a jumping, f lapping, sprinting good time! Preregistration is required and ends one week prior to program. (fee per participant ages 3 years and up. No charge for children under 3.). 6-8pm. Resident: $4; Non-Resident: $6. Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. 10410 Hague Rd, Fishers. rwnp. 317-595-3150.

Green Fest Indy 2010 March 26th - 28th

Wednesday 24 Creative Writing Do you enjoy writing, or would you like to write but have trouble coming up with ideas? Then join us as we play word games, have fun with writing exercises, and share ideas for our own stories. 4:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: White River Branch. 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. http://www. 317-885-1330.

David Gray with Phosphorescent 7:30 p.m. $30 - $45. Murat Theatre. 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-632-7469.

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards 7 p.m. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-917-2500.

Teen Gaming Night - Wii We’re bringing out the Wii, bring your friends and come game. We’ve got Guitar Hero, Sports and more. 6 - 8 pm. Hamilton East Library (Fishers). Five Municipal Dr., Fishers. 317579-0300.

Thursday 25 Briggs Houchin Duo 1:15 p.m. Indianapolis Artsgarden. 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-624-2563.

The Dutch Portrait in the 17th Century 7 pm. Indianapolis Museum of Art. 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-920-2659.


Wild Game Night! Take a Walk Down Monopoly, Scrabble Up Some Words, Make a Few Tricks Over Bridge, and Get Your Best Bower Up for Euchre

Green Fest Indy - 2010 Indiana’s premier green and eco-friendly expo in the State of Indiana! WHEN: Friday - Sunday, March 26 - 28th WHERE: Toyota Expo Hall, Indiana State Fairground, Indianapolis, Indiana Tickets: $6 - $8 Kids under 12 FREE Green Fest Indy-2010 wants to take “green mainstream” to businesses and into the lives of our communities. The aim is to inform, educate and connect businesses to consumers to help them to ‘BE... a little greener every day’, one business, one buying decision, one action and one project at a time. The fest will open avenues for greater awareness of the environmental resources available in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. This festival will encourage people from diverse backgrounds to connect in a fun and family-friendly environment with exhibits, delicious food, and interactive games for kids. The event will host passionate individuals, green businesses, and nonprof it groups who are making an impact for the generations to come. Please take a few minutes to check out www.greenfestindy. com for more information. 10am - 8am Fri /Sat 10am - 4pm Sun. $6 - $8 - Kids under 12 FREE. Toyota Expo Hall, Indiana State Fairground. 317 641 1919.

Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz 7 p.m. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-917-2500.

Jazz on the Avenue - Jay Majors and Hookup 6 - 10 pm. $10 admission, $10 buffet. Madame Walker Theatre. 617 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis. http://www.walkertheatre. com. 317-236-2099.

Kokomo Community Concerts present the “Hunt Family Fiddlers” 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Kokomo High School. Auditorium, South Campus, 2501 S Berkley

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Lutheran Church. 206th & Cumberland, Noblesville.

Prairie Tykes: Feathered Friends

5th Annual Civil War Spring Drill

Feathered Friends Friday, March 26, 9:3011 am Friday, March 26, 12:30-2 pm Take a closer look at some birds’ nests and then make your own to take home. We’ll take a hike to look for Conner Prairie nests (weather permitting), and have a bird’s nest snack. 9:30-11am or 12:302pm. $10/youth ($9/member youth). Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. http:// w w o / P r o g r a m s / P r a i r i e -Ty ke s . a s p x . 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836.

Noon - 3:30 p.m. $7 adults, $4 kids. Indiana State Museum. 650 W. Washington St, Indianapolis. ism. 317-232-1637.

Saturday 27 ”Life Laughs With Words” Book Club

A Public Conversation with Marion Walker: Iwo Jima Survivor 1 - 2 p.m. $7 adults, $4 kids. Indiana State Museum. 650 W. Washington St, Indianapolis. 317-232-1637.

Celtic Woman 8 p.m. $45 - $68. Murat Theatre. 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-632-7469.

Family Tours at the IMA

Tweens ages 10 - 13 are invited to discuss their favorite books over snacks with friends. The book to be discussed is “Rule” by Cynthia Lord. 2 p.m. Fountain Square Library. 1066 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis. 317-275-4390.

1:30 pm & 2:30 pm. Indianapolis Museum of Art. 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis. 317-9202659.

2nd Annual Noblesville Kid’s Consignment Sale

TBD. $15. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http:// 317917-2500.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will be hosting their 2nd Annual Kid’s Consignment Sale on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church located at 206th & Cumberland in Noblesville. The sale will offer gently used baby & kids clothing, maternity items, baby equipment, furniture, toys, books and games. Admission is free to the public. Want to clean out your closets and make money? Interested sellers can register and by contacting Kristine at (317) 414.9675 or Registration is open until March 16, 2010. Cost is $10 and sellers will receive 70% of their prof its. For any additional details, please visit ht tp://noblesvilleconsignmentsale. 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $10 and sellers will receive 70% of their prof its. Bet hel

IHSAA Boys State Basketball Finals

In an Emergency Animal First Aid & CPR IVEC will lead attendees through a variety of f irst aid scenarios. Head trauma, shock, bleeding, heat stroke, drowning, electric shock, paralysis, and other emergencies will be discussed, followed by hands-on practice. Doors open at 8:30am on March 27th. Cost is $30. Pre-registration and prepayment by Monday, March 22nd, 2010 are required. This event is limited to the f irst 30 people to register. For additional information or to register, call Allison Frane at Bonneau Production services, 317-846-8965. 9:00AM - 1:00PM. $30. Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency Center. 5425 Victory Drive, Indianapolis.



ONgoing EVENTS Museum and infoZone invite you to join us for Read All About It!-the museum’s annual six-week reading initiative. This year’s “Building Imaginations” theme features programs related to the Bob the BuilderTMñProject Build It exhibit. The kick-off celebration begins on March 2 in infoZone with Celebrate Suess. Look for Read All About It! programs in the museum map or at various, visit for more info. Free with museum admission. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. (317) 3343322.

Tchaikovsky’s First Pianao Concerto Occurring Daily Beginning Thursday, March 04, 2010 Through Saturday, March 06, 2010. Thurs 11 am. Fei & Sat 8 pm. $10-$50. Hilbert Circle Theatre. 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis.

The Motown Story

Occurring Every Sun, Fri & Sat Beginning Friday, March 05, 2010 Through Sunday, March 14, 2010. In partnership with the Madame Walker Theatre, the Asante Children’s Theatre is proud to present ìThe Motown Storyî, a spectacular, electrifying musical, adapted to the stage by storyteller and playwright Shen Yun Occurring Daily Beginning Tuesday, March 09, 2010 Deborah Asante. ìThe Motown Storyî pays tributes Through Wednesday, March 10, 2010. 7 p.m. $30 - $90. to the empire built by Berry Gordy and celebrates the Murat Theatre. 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. music made popular by the legendary Temptations, 317-632- Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes and much, much more. $5, $12, 7469. $15. 317.627.4755.

Spring Bead, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Occurring Daily Beginning Friday, March 26, 2010 Through Sunday, March 28, 2010. Friday & Saturday 10 am-6 pm; Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. $5 (ticket good all 3 days); Children under 16 Free with a resp. Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. http:// 317-927-7500.

Spring into Adventure Occurring Daily Beginning Saturday, March 13, 2010 Through Sunday, April 11, 2010. 10 am - 5 pm. The Children’s Museum. 3000 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis. (317) 3343322.

The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra Occurring Daily Beginning Friday, March 26, 2010 Through Sunday, March 28, 2010. Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $20-$73. Hilbert Circle Theatre. 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis.

Thursday & Saturday Morning Storytime @ Barnes & Noble! Occurring Every Thu & Sat Through Saturday, November 26, 2011. Every Thursday and Saturday Morning, Barnes & Noble Booksellers offers a free and open to the public storytime accompanied by an Arts & Craft Project as well as a Treat for children & Adults Alike. 10:30am - 11:30am. FREE. Barnes & Noble

Girls Night Out Massage, Hand Treatments, Foot Treatments, Chair Massage, Facial Massage, Brow Wax, Food & Fun. Bring a friend and come hang with the girls. 6-9PM. Choose 3 services for $30. Eden’s Pathway. 5496 Emerson Way, Indianapolis. www. 317.205.9377.

Moms and More Meeting at Center for Inquiry Snacks, conversation, light exercise, and ref lection. Children are welcome with volunteers available to care for children while mothers converse. 10-11:30am. Free. Center for Inquiry. 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-654-8684.

Sunday 28 Journey Through Asia: Chinese Ceramics As part of a series that celebrate the diversity of Asian cultures, languages and people, children and individuals ages 10 and up are invited to view and create examples of Terracotta warriors and Chinese ceramic forms. This workshop will be presented by artists from the Indianapolis Art Center. Registration is not required but recommended. Class limit is 25 participants. INDYSCHILD.COM 47

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ONgoing EVENTS Booksellers. 3748 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis. store/2532. 317-594-7525.

Toddler Open Gym

Wee School

Ongoing Every Mon, Wed & Fri Beginning Friday, February 19, 2010. Join us at the G re e n wo o d Community Center every M o n d a y, We d n e s d a y, Friday from 8 : 3 0 a m 11:00am. We have play mats set up and toys for kids to play on. Designed for kids kindergarten age and younger. All kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Cost is $1/ resident and $2/ non-resident. Mom and dad are FREE. 8:30am11:00am M,W,F. $1/Greenwood Residents, $2/ Non-Residents. G r e e n w o o d Community Center. 100 Surina Way, Greenwood. www. 317-881-4545.

Trader’s Point Weekend Fun

DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Ruth Lilly Performance Hall . 7:30 p.m. University of Indianapolis. 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis.


Occurring Every Sun & Sat Beginning Saturday, February 20, 2010 Through Saturday, March 06, 2010. Join us for our new Family Sunday Brunch. Sunday Brunch: 9-12pm; Sat Buffet: 9-11:30am; Sat Lunch: 12-3; Market 9-12pm. Traders Point Creamery. 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville. http:// 317-7331700.

Tropical Adventure at White River Gardens

Ongoing Each Tuesday Beginning Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Newborn to 4 years. Celebrate, commiserate, educate and relate with other parents/caregivers of children in this special age group. This class is designed as a learning and supportive enviornment for parents, while also providing stimulating age-appropr iate actvities for little ones. Participate in songs, creative movement, free play, discussion groups, story time, snacks, and crafts. Learn and grow together. Tuesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm. $40/Greenwood resident, $46/nonresident for first child for a s. Greenwood Community Center. 100 Surina Way, Greenwood. http:// www.greenwood. i n . g o v / department/ i n d e x . asp?fDD=10-0. 317-881-4545.

Wii Games Occurring Each Wednesday Beginning Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Through Wednesday, March 03, 2010. Your grandchildren are not going to be the only ones playing video games this winter! Join us each week to socialize and play the various active games of Nintendo Wii. Wii games provide great exercise for seniors and have been proven to improve hand-eye coordination. Games include bowling, baseball, golf, tennis and many more. 1:00-2:00pm. $15. Carmel Clay Parks.The Monon Center, 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel. htp:// 317-8487275.

Y-Teen Zone

Occurring Daily Through Sunday, March 14, 2010. Thought about getting away from the cold, cloudy days of winter in Indiana? You can warm up at the Tropical Adventure exhibit at White River Gardens. This lush, green and peaceful environment invites everyone to enjoy a tropical oasis complete with towering palm trees and many varieties of tropical plants, including stunning orchids. In a chilly Indiana winter, it’s almost as good as traveling to a faraway island. Tropical Adventure is free for members and included with regular zoo admission. Indianapolis Zoo. 1200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-630-2001.

Ongoing Each Saturday Beginning Saturday, February 20, 2010. A sage, fun hangout for teens ages 11-19. Tournaments, guest speakers, basketball, ping-pong, games, music, fitness and nutrition workshops, swimming, other special events adn computers. Participants may enter using their YMCA membership cards; those who are not members of the YMCA must have a school identification card and all must complete a registration form. 7-10pm. Free to members; $5 for all others. Benjamin Harrison YMCA. 5736 Lee Rd, Indianapolis. locations/branch.asp?id=18. 317-547-9622.

University Orchestra & Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Zoom! Sprints & Lap Races for kids pedal cars

Occurring Daily Beginning Thursday, March 18, 2010 Through Friday, March 19, 2010. With influences ranging from rave music to American avant-garde to Chinese folk song, Ching-chu Hu creates stunning music of consummate craftsmanship. Hu is associate professor of composition and theory and chair of music at Denison University in Ohio. Thursday night his work is featured by the UIndy Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. Friday, a program of Hu’s chamber music will enchant listeners. Christel

Ongoing Annually each February 17. FAMILY Special Event/Wheeled Racers.We’ll set up a track for pedal cars, big wheels, trikes, and kettle cars. Borrow ours or bring your own, the races will last all day. Make a race car craft to race too. All Play Spaces OPEN. Bounce House, Award Ceremony, and More. $3 per child. Adults Free. Rain or Shine. 11- 6. $3. The Play Connection. 10747 E US HWY 136, Indianapolis.


This series is presented by the Indianapolis Art Center and Young Audiences of Indiana, Indiana-Regional Origami Network (IRON) of Folders. 2 p.m. Nora Library. 8625 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis. http:// 317-275-4470.

Holliday Park Creature Feature: Decomposers

One Library Plaza, Noblesville. http:// 317-770-3242.

Tuesday 30 “este es mi MÈxico” “This Is My Mexico”

3 p.m. Indianapolis Artsgarden. 110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-624-2563.

Children ages 7 - 11 are invited to participate in this 14th annual children’s drawing contest presented by IMCPL and the Mexican Consulate. At this workshop children can create a work around the theme, “Celebrating 200 years of Mexican Independence & 100 years since the Mexican Revolution.” Contest deadline is April 15. Winners will be recognized on April 30 by the Mexican Consulate and IMCPL at Central Library. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eagle Library. 3325 Lowry Rd, Indianapolis. 317-275-4340.

Monday 29

Indiana Pacers vs. Sacramento Kings

Plants, animals and insects, oh my! Join a Holliday Park naturalist as we take a look at some of Indiana’s most amazing creatures. All ages, registration required. 2:00-3:00 pm. $3/individual. Holliday Park Nature Center. 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis. www. 3173277180.

Norbert Krapf

Basic First Aid Certification Training Do you need f irst aid certif ication, or do you just want to learn something new? The White River Township Fire Department will be teaching a two-year certif ied AHA (American Heart Association) class on basic f irst aid. The materials fee for the class is $15.00 per person, due to the presenters at the beginning of the class. Please bring a pen or pencil. Class size is limited to 20 participants. 6:30 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: White River Branch. 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. http://www. 317-885-1330.

Books-to-Film Movie Matinee series: Call 8851330 for movie title 2 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: White River Branch. 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. 317885-1330.

7 p.m. Conseco Fieldhouse. 125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-917-2500.

Jazz Combo Harry Miedema directs the UIndy Jazz Combo for an evening of jazz. 7:30 p.m. University of Indianapolis. 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis.

Laughin’ on the Avenue 8 pm. $15. Madame Walker Theatre. 617 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis. http://www. 317-236-2099.

Storytime Express: Monkeys For young children & their caregivers. Join us for a book and craft - just what your family needs to kick-start a library visit. 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Carmel Clay Public Library Storytime Room. 55 4th Avenue S.E., Carmel.

Wednesday 31 Journey Through Asia: Japanese Suminagashi Prints As part of a series that celebrates the diversity of Asian cultures, languages and people, children ages 5 and up are invited as artists from the Indianapolis Art Center help them create their own Suminagashi style print. “Suminagashi” translates literally as “spilled ink.” Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required but recommended by calling the branch. Class limit is 25 participants. This series is presented by the Indianapolis Art Center and Young Audiences of Indiana, Indiana-Regional Origami Network (IRON) of Folders. 1 p.m. Flanner House Library. 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, Indianapolis. http://www.imcpl. org. 317-275-4370.

Spring Egg-stravaganza Learn new and fun egg decorating techniques. We will provide hardboiled eggs and decorating supplies - you supply the creativity. For 4th grade and up. Reg ist rat ion required. Register by calling the Youth Services Department at 770-3216 or online at www. 7 - 7:45 pm. Hamilton East Library (Noblesville).

Fly Into Spring Tweens ages 10 - 13 are invited to announce the arrival of spring by creating a one-of-akind bird sculpture to hang at home. Call 275-4390 to register. 2 p.m. Fountain Square Library. 1066 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis. 317-275-4390.

Father Goose 2 pm. Central Library. 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. 317275-4100.

r e so u rc e s Fishers Parks & Recreation Program Partner: TRU Original Collage 101-Session 1 Choose from an assortment of artist-created 8”x10” collage kits. Assemble it in your own style adding your personal photo. All other supplies are provided. A great introduction to collage! These mixed media workshops are a great introduction to collage art and offer a fun environment to expand and nurture creativity in anyone, no matter what the level of experience. For ages 13 & up. Min 5/ Max 12. Registration ends one week prior to class. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30. Fishers Train Station. 11601 Municipal Drive, Fishers. parks. (317)506-9169.



Municipal Dr., Fishers. http://www.hepl. 317-579-0300.

Mu Phi Epsilon Departmental Recital Rebecca Sorley directs the student members of this national music honor society. 7:30 p.m. University of Indianapolis. 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis.

Spring Break Drop-In Craft at Flanner House School-age children are invited to drop in to make a special craft. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Flanner House Library. 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, Indianapolis. http://www. 317-275-4370.

Games Hour

Storytime Express: Monkeys

Children and teens ages 6 - 18 are invited to play their favorite board games in the story theater. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. College Avenue Library. 4180 N. College Ave, Indianapolis. 317-275-4320.

For young children & their caregivers. Join us for a book and craft - just what your family needs to kick-start a library visit. 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Carmel Clay Public Library Storytime Room. 55 4th Avenue S.E., Carmel.

Mad Adventures series: Hands On Science Try out some simple experiments and learn about the world around us. 2 p.m. Johnson County Public Library: Trafalgar Branch. 424 Tower Street, Trafalgar. http://www. 317-878-9560.

Spring Egg-stravaganza Learn new and fun egg decorating techniques. We will provide hardboiled eggs and decorating supplies - you supply the creativity. For 4th grade and up. Registration required. Register by calling the Youth Services Department at 579-0304, or online at 7 - 7:45 pm. Hamilton East Library (Fishers). Five

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CIRCUS DAY SATURDAY, MARCH 27 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Indiana’s circus history at the Ninth Annual Circus Day at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the all-new Indiana Experience. TEN free game tickets per paid admission to the History Center!  Peru Amateur Circus  Carnival games  Live animal shows  Clowns  Magic

 Face painting and balloon sculpture  Juggling Presented by  Acrobatics  Crafts  A real calliope!

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